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We've Gotta Live Together

Building unity through kindness.

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Published: February 4, 2012

Created & Produced by
Directed by Shoot East
Music & Vocals performed by Michael HarPaz
Produced by Dani Reichental and Michael HarPaz at Play Studios, Tel Aviv
With thanks to Sly and the Family Stone
Special thanks to

Sometimes I'm right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
A butcher, a banker, a drummer and then
We're all family whatever group you're in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah
There is a blue one who can't accept the green one
For living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one
And different folks with different cloaks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee
Oh sha sha - we got to live together
I am no better and neither are you
We are the same, we're all Jews
You love me you hate me you know me and then
You can't figure out the bag I’m in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah
There is a long hair that doesn't like the short hair
For bein' such a rich one that will not help the poor one
And different folks with different cloaks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee
Oh sha sha-we got to live together

Guitarist: Adam Haviv
Chasid: Rabbi Zvi Schiff
Ethiopian Woman: Hodaya Solomon
Father: Rabbi M. Kahane
Daughter: Rachel Kahane
Soldier: Aryeh Rapp
Woman with Oranges: Aviella Trapido
Older Woman: Sharon Saunders

Producer: Renana Levine
Assistant Director: Miriam Ani
Production Coordinator: Daniella Sandler
Camera A: Josh Gold
Camera B: Alex Sasha Gorev
Assistant Camera: Dov Adler

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Visitor Comments: 97

(87) Anonymous, July 5, 2015 1:39 PM

Moved me to tears

Beautiful video. As Jews, we pause before we do: upon awakening, the first thing we do is thank G-d for having such confidence in our ability to contribute to His world that He has blessed us with another day; before we take a drink of water or eat food, we pause to recite a blessing of thanks. All these pauses I believe, are to train us to be mindful and thoughtful in every one of our waking moments. We become more alive when we move forward in life with awareness of each action in each moment. We become more in-tune with our existence; more connected to G-d; and more connected to people. In every way, it elevates us and through a ripple effect, as seen in this video, it elevates the entire world...which is exactly what G-d wants from us. I believe it is what keeps the world spinning in the right direction. Thanks for a great piece.

(86) Gert, May 30, 2015 7:30 AM



(85) Mary, May 7, 2015 9:17 PM

It inspires one to want to go out and perform a mitzvot

I had read before that one act of kindness, observed by others engenders more acts of kindness, first in those who observed the first act and then those who observed the subsequent acts. This video is wonderful.

Zsolt, May 28, 2015 3:39 AM

chain reaction

I agree on all counts.
Thus we can imagine that in a globally integrated, interdependent world we live in what massive effects any positive, and unfortunately negative actions can have!
This truly puts great responsibility on our shoulders for all the actions we do, or even the thoughts we have.
And for Jews, due to the disproportionate attention they receive this is multi-fold.

Scott Hankins, May 30, 2015 10:07 PM

A conduit for the connection that reforms

And as integrated members of this whole world we all live in, we must make a scrutiny that what I do or say, does it benefit the whole or does it benefit me?
If the action we make is for the whole, how can we not succeed in becoming united as ONE?!

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