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This Video of Jews Around the World Singing Together Will Give You All the Feels

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Time to get out the tissues! The 92nd Street Y in New York just put out an amazing music video of Jewish communities (and their friends!) from around the world singing together, and it’s truly something special.

The Rosh Hashanah song was commissioned by Rabbi J. Rubinstein of the 92Y and composed by Noah Aronson, who co-wrote the lyrics with Abigail Pogrebin.

The song, “Reset,” is a moving call to wake up, repair, and renew ourselves. Timed for the High Holidays, it very appropriately starts with two people blowing the shofar at New York’s Central Park.

The video shows people from across the globe singing spirited renditions of the song; they are also seen dancing and playing musical instruments (our favorite may be the man in Oahu playing the ukelele). The majority of participants are, in fact, Jewish — though a few are non-Jews who wanted to show support — and we’re treated harmonious voices from Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Cyprus, Belarus, Turkey, Ghana, Costa Rica, Brazil and, perhaps, most moving of all, a rabbi singing by the Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh, which lost 11 of its members in a terrorist attack around this time last year.

More than anything, however, “Renewal” is a gorgeous display of how diverse, beautiful, and loving our big Jewish tribe is. It’s a message that’s needed at a time of rising anti-Semitism.

Watch this moving video with your children below. We’re not crying; you’re crying!

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