Hassidic Boy Band’s Answer to Transgender Dana International


After the controversy caused by Dana International’s “synagogue” video, Yuval Nobleman, the man behind the satirical Hassidic boyband ‘Shepsalach,’ has released a Hassidic cover version of Dana’s former hit “Love Boy;” only instead of singing “Love Boy,” they sing “Shabbos Goy.”

Nobleman has recently discussed the inspiration that the transgender singing sensation had on his recent work, a full length film revolving around the Hassidic boyband, and now he proves it by converting Dana’s song about wanting to get a weekly hookup, into a song about needing a goy to do for us all the things we can’t do on Shabbat.
“I saw the video and it cracked me up,” Dana commented to Israeli website NRG. “I found it charming, and it’s great to know that when you create something it reaches so many people and gets accepted in a thousands different variations.”

“I embrace religion and the people who choose to live their lives as Hassidic. I hope that there will come a day when they will, also, embrace and accept those who are different and estranged from them,” Dana added.

Watch the Shepsalach’s cover, and the original Dana’s song below


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Yanir Dekel has a decade of experience in entertainment, journalism, and digital media in Israel and the U.S. He headed PR for Helicon Records - one of the top two Record Labels in Israel - for several years before moving to LA in April of 2009. Yanir now works as an "Online Outreach" and content administration freelancer, managing content and social media, as well as providing graphics for online and print.