'Hebrew Breaker' Asaf Goren Wows Judges On 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Goren's routine opened with shofar blasts and included leaps and twirls with a tallit.

Editorial Intern

When 23-year-old, tallit-clad Asaf Goren blew a shofar in his audition for So You Think You Can Dance last week, no one knew what was happening. Except for Paula Abdul, that is.

“It’s called a shofar,” she informed fellow judges Nigel Lythgoe and Jason DeRulo, drawing on her Jewish roots. “It’s extremely difficult [to play].”

Asaf Goren's audition earned him a standing ovation from all 3 judges. Asaf Goren

Fox TV Station To Air Celebrate Israel Parade Live

Channel 9 to feature first-ever broadcast; pre-march run set for Central Park.
Staff Writer

For the first time in its history, New York’s annual tribute to Israel parade up Fifth Avenue will be televised live. WWOR-TV Channel 9, which is owned by Fox Television Stations, is slated to carry the march, now called Celebrate Israel, from noon until 2 p.m. on June 5.

The decision to have the parade carried by one of the two Fox broadcast channels in New York — the other is Channel 5 — has nothing to do with Fox’s pro-Israel stance, according to parade organizers.

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