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Orthodox Jews Rocking Reality TV

Orthodox Jews Rocking Reality TV

From beatboxers on ‘America’s Got Talent’ to a ninja warrior, to a rapping female duo and a rabbi cooking whiz, frum competitors are making a splash on prime time.

Two yeshiva students who met at the Western Wall took their skills to the center stage this week on "America’s Got Talent." Ilan Swartz-Brownstein, a student at Yeshiva University and Josh Leviton, a consultant, shocked viewers with their beatboxing performance.

That’s right; Swartz-Brownstein and Leviton, also known respectively as “The Aleph Bass” and “The Orthobox,” performed a beatboxing rendition of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” reports the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

As the two young men produced natural voice effects in dazzling syncopation, judges Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell sat with gaping mouths. Needless to say, all four judges voted to move the beatboxing duo on to the next round.

Their performance comes after a string of TV appearances and viral videos starring Jewish participants and artists.

Check out these two Orthodox girls who rocked the web with a rap about Dor Yeshorim, an Orthodox genetic testing service.

Last month, Akiva Neuman, an Orthodox rabbinical student, competed on the hit TV show “American Ninja Warrior.” Check out his admirable run on the challenging course, which includes plenty of climbing and rope swinging.

What is more impressive than Neuman’s impressive display of endurance on “American Ninja Warrior”? Perhaps Rabbi Hanoch Hecht’s performance on “Chopped,” Food Network’s wildly popular competitive cooking show, gives Neuman a run for his money. Check out our exclusive video with the rabbi below.

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