Thanks to one man’s zeal and ambition to go viral, a 2007 video that just surfaced that featured a choir of Orthodox Jewish boys became a TikTok sensation.

The “Miami Boys Choir,” a group of young Orthodox Jews, have become popular on TikTok. The group’s TikTok account was started in June by Chananya Begun, the founder’s son. Begun told Insider that he wants to do something “amazing” for his father in order to carry on his legacy. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! According to many people who who grew up listening to them, a group of tween Jewish singers known as the Miami Boys Choir has been a familiar name within the Orthodox Jewish community for decades. But in recent weeks, they have spread like wildfire over the world.

The choir went viral on TikTok after Yerachmiel Begun’s 34-year-old son Chananya uploaded an clip from a 2007 performance of the choir’s Hebrew song, “Yerushalayim,” which has amassed 8.8 million views on the platform. The choir has released more than 30 albums, the majority of which were composed by its founder Yerachmiel Begun.

After 40 years of outstanding performances, the Miami Boys Choir introduced four soloists that marked the beginning of the group’s Gen-Z generation of admirers and followers around the world (2008-2012) #vocals #solo #performance #israel many 0 many 1 many 2 many 3 many 4 After hearing the song on the site, commenters claimed to have fallen in love with it and had been listening to it “on repeat.”

As many 5 of users watched the video and many 6 many 7 many 8 clipped and rated each of the soloists, the four soloists, who are now adults in their late 20s, became TikTok sensations. One member, now 27-year-old David Herskowitz, has since created his own many 9 and produced a number of videos with Miami Boys Choir-related content.

With @miamiboyschoir, AA20AA21 #vocals I had been thinking about this for the past week. people 2 people 3 people 4 many 4 According to Chananya, the personal account of a son who merely wished to honor his father’s work lies underneath the tale of a musical group achieving success among a new audience who had never heard of them before.

He claimed to Insider that he created the group’s TikTok account as his 66-year-old father had little interest in looking into potential on the platform himself. Even though he had always anticipated it would become popular, the song’s enormous success nonetheless astounded him.

The song’s success was facilitated by Chananya’s perseverance and love for it. The Miami Boys Choir is a group of Jewish kids that was established in Miami Beach, Florida in 1977 under the direction of Yerachmiel. They perform a variety of original songs all over the US.

With @QuickTalk on TikTok, people 6 people 1 people 7 people 3 people 8 people 9 who 0 who 1 who 2 who 3 who 4 The 34-year-old told Insider that Chananya had to persuade his father to agree to the notion of starting a TikTok account because it “wasn’t exactly his world or thing.” However, Chananya spotted an opportunity after noticing a pattern of young, bright children’s videos becoming viral on the platform.

Since Chananya, the originator of an who 5, has a day job, he chose to establish a voluntary who 6 for the group in the summer when he had less work to do.

He who 7 the 2007 video of the choir’s August 16 performance of “Yerushalayim,” which he claimed received about 20,000 overnight views.

who 8 the tape again after observing that it had performed rather well in compared to earlier uploads. This time, the video became extremely popular online. To enhance the likelihood that their video will be recommended to viewers by TikTok’s algorithm, producers frequently repost the same video many times.

“Only the second video I shared after it had already gone viral. God willing, I did it “said he.

The who 9, titled “Four Miami soloists in 40 seconds,” had four males singing along to the song one at a time as the rest of the choir, wearing bright shirts and forming a line, danced around them.

With @miamiboyschoir, AA20AA21 #vocals FOR THE PAST WEEK, THIS HAD BEEN STUCK IN MY HEAD people 2 people 3 people 4 many 4 Chananya stated that the song “Yerushalayim” has always held a special place in his heart and he was thrilled to find that it was the post that sparked the group’s viral popularity on TikTok.

He claimed to have written the trumpet and saxophone introductions for the song, making it the only Miami Boys Choir tune that has ever been publicly performed.

“It was such a wonderful little element to add into the mix that the one that truly went viral was the one that I was involved with,” he remarked.

The David/Binyomin duet video from AA40AA21 with @Yerachmiel Begun and MBC occupies rent-free space in my brain. people 3 clip from a 2007 performance 1 clip from a 2007 performance 2 people 8 clip from a 2007 performance 3 #vocals many 4 CHANANYA SAID HE WANTS TO SHARE HIS MUSIC ON TIKTOK TO HONOR HIS FATHER’S LEGACY AND MESSAGE. Chananya, who isn’t really a part of the choir, said he was pleased to offer his time to help his father set up the TikTok account. “I wanted to do action for my father. For him, it had the potential to be truly great “He spoke to Insider.

With @QuickTalk on TikTok, people 6 people 1 people 7 people 3 people 8 people 9 who 0 who 1 who 2 who 3 who 4 “I wanted to contribute in some way to preserving my father’s legacy. My dad has worked really hard for so long and is still working extremely hard, so I simply thought that if I could do something that would completely change this, I would want to “Chananya stated.

Chananya claims that when his father saw out how popular their group had grown on TikTok, he was astounded. He explained that “he and the rest of the family are still trying to get their brains around it.”

With @miamiboyschoir, clip from a 2007 performance 4 people 1 These youngsters are in control of my fyp, aa6. who 2 people 3 many 4 Chananya expressed his hope that the choir’s message of “genuineness and quality” through performance will continue to be conveyed as he posts more films about the choir.

“We describe art as mimicking God, who produces and gives out of love, from a religious standpoint. I firmly believe that if we emulate him and combine that with performing well on stage, we can alter the world and significantly improve it. This time, it did just that “said he.

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