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Sweet New Year: Sing it With Me!

As I’ve mentioned before, my Jewish experiences have been heavily influenced by music — and my music by Jewish experiences.

While recording a song parody to the tune of OMI’s “Cheerleader,” I had a crazy idea. I needed to practice blowing shofar to prepare for Rosh Hashanah services, and the best part of that song is its trumpet — could I combine the two somehow?

I picked up my shofar and a microphone and the next thing I knew, I was attempting to auto tune the sound of a shofar. This goofy combination is my way of wishing all of you a Shana Tova. Feel free to use this song with students and encourage them to sing along.

Shana Tova, and I wish you all a sweet new year!

Sweet New Year [Cheerleader parody – lyrics]

as the year comes to its ending

shanah tovah will be the greeting that we’re sending.

ya ya

day of judgement is impending

for forgiveness we are begging

from our friends and from our family

cuz relationships need mending

we will

take some apples, dip them in the honey

bake a challah in the round even though it looks kinda funny and

oh I think that I’ll have myself a sweet new year

five seven seven six will be sweeter

oh I think that I’ll have myself a sweet new year

Five seven seven six will be sweeter

singing shehechiyanu

the book of life is what we need to get into

ya ya

cast our sins into a river

ever humble we are sinners

eat a sweet and festive dinner

til the shofar makes us quiver

we will

take some apples, dip them in the honey

bake a challah in the round even though it looks kinda funny and

oh I think that I’ll have myself a sweet new year

five seven seven six will be sweeter

oh I think that I’ll have myself a sweet new year

Five seven seven six will be sweeter

ooh we hear the blast of the shofar

open up a machzor

listen to the sermon

.` and reflect on our behavior

next year will be better if we make it through yom kippur

all that’s left to do now is to daven and consider that

oh I think that I’ll have myself a sweet new year

five seven seven six will be sweeter

oh I think that I’ll have myself a sweet new year

Five seven seven six will be sweeter

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