This is the most amazing flashmob video I’ve seen recently. The singing and the dancing make me want to get up and sing and dance to the beat.
What is a Flashmob?
A flash mob is a large public gathering. People are alerted by social media to gather at a certain place and time. They gather to do a completely random act, in this case, they dance with no practicing involved. Then they disperse and people go about their lives as normal. The term flashmob was first used in 2003 and only later added to the dictionary.
What is quite amazing to see is the number of people that join in. Not everyone will know the song and there is no dance routine but it is great fun! A great opportunity to get some exercise and let loose.
This video was taken just outside the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel at the Mamilla Mall. Doing something unpredictable and fun, like this brings people together, it gets the energy flowing. As a result, I would call this a fun, friendly activity.
One of the main words of this song is Shalom, which means peace. Peace is something that all the Jewish People are yearning for. Many people wish for peace across Israel. Finally, I would say that a flashmob is a great way to forget your troubles and just let go.
Here over hundreds of people gathered to join in. Consequently, making it look like everyone is one big happy family and that all this was planned. But these kinds of videos are rarely planned.
Chorus: Suddenly a man wakes up in the morning
He feels he is a nation and begins to walk
And to all, he meets on his way he calls out ‘Shalom!’
Corn stalks are growing up behind him
Between the cracks in the sidewalks and lilac trees
Shower down rich fragrance on his head
The dew drops are sparkling and the hills are a myriad of rays
They will give birth to a canopy of sunlight for his wedding
And he laughs with the strength of generations in the mountains,
and the shamed wars bow down to the ground,
to the glory of a thousand years flowing forth from the hiding places,
a thousand young years in front of him
like a cold book, like a shepherd’s song, like a branch.
Suddenly a man wakes up in the morning
He feels he is a nation and begins to walk,
and he sees that the spring has returned
and the tree is turning green since last fall’s treeshedding.