He’s either trying to speak Hebrew or pass a kidney stone, but I’m not sure which.
This playacting is just awful. The last line of his so-called “blessing in Hebrew” may as well be random syllables because he forgets so much of it.
These people are going to give themselves whiplash if they keep bowing every time someone says “baruch” or “blessed.”
Also, did anyone else read Highlights for Children growing up? This video reminds me of the “What’s Wrong?” puzzles on the back cover. “Can you spot the five silly things this congregation is doing during the Torah service?”
[Update: The video is no longer available.]
The person lighting the candles is usually the one who recites the blessing, but not in this household—he’s the man of the house, dangnabbit, and he’s going to show everyone just how badly he can butcher Hebrew (2:25).
Also, if you’re new to the whole “Christian Seder” phenomenon, note that participants Christianize everything in it. Why do they light two candles? To symbolize G-d and Jesus, as well as the Old Testament and the New Testament. What do the three pieces of matzah represent? G-d, Jesus, and the church. And why is the matzah perforated and baked? To symbolize Jesus’ torment and descent into Hell. It goes on and on.
“Joey Heflin, Aaronic Benediction with the True Name Yahweh”
If his mother hadn’t insisted on washing his Star Trek shirt that day, he totally would have worn it for the video.