Is it still a cappella if the Maccabeats used cups and a table for percussion? The Maccabeats are proud to present their latest pop-adaptation. They put the lyrics of “D’ror Yikra,” a traditional Shabbat-table song, to the tune of “Cups,” recently popularized by the movie Pitch Perfect. The Maccabeats are a now famous Jewish a cappella group. In this song they use Shabbat table cups for percussion.
According to one interpretation, the opening line of the song, “D’ror Yikra,” calls upon us to take advantage of Shabbat, the spiritual day of rest, and free ourselves from the mundane world.
So beautiful. I did not understand a word but it filled my heart with such joy.
I look forward to meeting these young men one day possibly as my doctor, chemist, lawyer or
As a Christian Goi, I thought this was absolutely beautiful.
G-d bless you as you express such beautiful praise to the
G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Chaplain Ken, US Navy (Retired)
As a “Christian Goi” I deem this absolutely beautiful in
Praise to the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
In His Shalom,
Chaplain Ken, U.S. Navy (Retired)