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  • n. Alternative form of hora.


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  • Another has to do with what musician Steve Bernstein has called "the Gulf Coast theory," concerning the Jewish retirement disapora and the similarities of the rhythmic signatures between the horah and Latin music.

    Tom Teicholz: Bagels, Bongos and Josh Kun

  • The song describes the special quality of the horah: “No beginning here or end; hand in hand, do not let go.”

    Rivka Sturman.

  • In those days, no one asked whether the horah was an original Israeli dance or one borrowed from other peoples, or a religious hasidic dance.

    Rivka Sturman.

  • She included the horah, the national dance of Israel, the primary dance step of which is common to other ethnic cultures.

    Hadassah (Spira Epstein).

  • They danced the horah simply as a primal expression of the individual in society, as a dance that expressed the character of pioneer life, the social atmosphere of the pioneers and their strong feelings about equal rights for everyone, men and women alike.

    Rivka Sturman.

  • People do not dance any of our new dances spontaneously, only the horah and couple dances that were ‘naturalized’ over twenty years ago.

    Rivka Sturman.

  • From her stay at the latter, Rivka remembered the horah that the pioneers danced in the first and only house in the village.

    Rivka Sturman.

  • In the first half of the twentieth century, the religious Zionist youth groups and the religious kibbutzim movement engaged in mixed horah dancing; however, during the second half of the century the voices calling for a ban of mixed dancing increased, leading to a reduction of the phenomenon among Orthodox Jews.

    Modesty and Sexuality in Halakhic Literature.

  • Various forms of the horah became especially popular.

    Dance in the Yishuv and Israel.

  • I could do the horah flawlessly and anticipated the rhymes for the candle ceremony.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School


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  • See also Hava Nagila

    The most popular of Jewish folk dances/Israeli folk dances. It is usually performed to Jewish folk songs/Israeli folk songs, typically to the music of Hava Nagila.

    To start the dance, everybody forms a circle, holding hands, and steps forward toward the right with the left foot, then follows with the right foot. The left foot is then brought back, followed by the right foot. This is done while holding hands and circling together in a fast and cheerful motion to the right. Large groups allow for the creation of several concentric circles.


    February 6, 2008