Aly Raisman, the pride of Needham, Mass., isn’t the only Jewish winner at this week’s London Olympics.
This is also a golden time for Hava Nagila.
Raismam rode – actually jumped and tumbled – her way to a women’s team gold medal by performing her floor exercise routines in both the preliminaries and to the classical-to-the-point-of cliché Jewish melody, which is usually associated with weddings and other simchas.
Hava Nagila was probably never heard by so many people at one time.
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