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I've occasionally seen a bumper sticker or button asking, "What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?" Recently, I googled this phrase to see if I could find a source or context for it, and what I found was a touching, almost midrashic commentary on almost the complete lyrics of the Hokey Pokey — definitely worth reading.

But maybe you want to learn the whole Hokey Pokey while standing on one foot (tricky, I know). Here, in the spirit of the High Holydays, is my summation:

You put your whole self in,
And you turn yourself around;
That's what it's all about.

Shana tova.

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Date: 2014-09-26 10:19 am (UTC)
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Someone needs to tell Londo Mollari. After much study of the Hokey Pokey, he concluded, "It does not mean anything! I have been studying it for seven days. I had the computer analyze it. I swear to you. It does not mean A THING!"

"What's it all about,

Date: 2014-09-29 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annonynous.livejournal.com
Alfie?"

Ann O., remembering a song from long ago.

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Date: 2014-09-30 12:58 am (UTC)
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Having trouble this year putting my whole self in. I'm going to try thinking of this on Yom Kippur.

Shana tova to you. <3

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