Image via Yerachmiel Begun
People expected Sam Smith’s “Unholy” to be the next big trend on TikTok, but a Jewish music group took over the platform the same week after its release. TikTok was introduced to the Miami Boys Choir, an all-boys choir that sings in Hebrew and English. And they are really talented.
This church choir is different from the ones you would see every day in church because their music is upbeat and unconventional. And as TikTok slowly falls in love with this group, they’re getting the same treatment as any musical sensation — pure adoration. As the internet finally gets used to this musical group, here’s a brief history of the Miami Boys Choir.
Who are the Miami Boys Choir, the Jewish choir?
The Miami Boys Choir is a music group formed by Yerachmiel Begun that specializes in orthodox pop. According to the group TikTok Account, Began to compose, write and direct every performance every generation has played for over 45+ years.
The year TikTok fell in love with was the 2008 band, known for their live performance of ‘Yerushalayim’ (Jerusalem). And at this time, their notable members are Yoshi Bender, C. Abromowitz, David Herskowitz and Binyomin Abramowitz.
But just because TikTok fell in love with the 2008 era doesn’t mean the rest of the group aren’t as compelling. Every year new members join the choir as Begun still leads the group. Ever since the group gained recognition on the social media platform very recently, people were eager to know who the new generation of singers are, and they don’t disappoint.
What are the members of 2008 doing now?
The 2008 members have grown. But since the group became popular, only one of the standouts from that era is currently active on TikTok. David Herskowitz created his TikTok account in September 2022, when his performance of “Yerushalayim” went viral. His TikTok handle is @davidhersko and his first video corrected the spelling of his last name.
Since then, he not only lip-synced and sang the song using his adult voice, but also announced that he would be releasing original music. A song he shared on TikTok is called “You”. The video has received over 580,000 views and no release date has yet been announced.
Another notable member is Dovid Pearlman. Although he may not be part of the 2008 group, he is in touch with some of the members around this time. On his TikTok account, @dovidpearlman, he talked about reuniting with Bender and Herskowitz. He updated via the comments that a reunion was taking place, but it’s still unclear when exactly.
This group has been active for a very long time and is still going strong to this day. MBC has released their songs on YouTube and music streaming platforms such as Spotify. But due to the band’s newfound popularity in 2008 and their song “Yerushalayim”, the live recording was recently added to the band’s discography.
And since TikTok has been informed that a 2022 group exists, let’s hope these young boys receive the same love and respect that their 2008 predecessors still receive today.