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Jack Black discovers the first heavy metal song in history

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Another hilarious Jack Black conversation! What was the first heavy metal song in history? Well, according to Black, it may just be a Passover song…

Jack Black

Jack Black is an actor as well as a comedian. And he is also Jewish. He hilariously speaks about a popular Passover song that the Jewish people often sing at the end of the Passover seder. The song is called “Chad Gadya,” which means one little goat.

He jokes about how it is like heavy metal music. He definitely got some laughs!

Some of the Lyrics

To get a feel for the song, here are some of the words (translation courtesy of Hebrewsongs.com):

One little goat, one little goat.
That Father bought for two zuzim,
one little goat, one little goat.

Then came a cat
and ate the goat,
That Father bought for two zuzim,
one little goat, one little goat.

Then came a dog
and bit the cat,
that ate the goat,
That Father bought for two zuzim,
one little goat, one little goat.

Then came a stick
and beat the dog,
that bit the cat,
that ate the goat,
That Father bought for two zuzim,
one little goat, one little goat.

And the song goes on with more stanzas and eventually ends with God, showing that God is the Master over everything and everyone.

Passover

Passover is an exciting holiday. There are many songs throughout the Passover seder. The Jewish people remember the exodus from Egypt and retell the story as if it is taking place in that very moment. It is not just history. But it is relevant. And each Jew should feel like they are living through all those miracles.

The Passover seder is supposed to be focused around the children and encouraging them to ask questions. That is part of Judaism! Asking questions and learning! And of course, the Passover seder has to end with Chad Gadya, as Jack Black mentions.