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What is the origin of the gestures for the song whose text is "David melech yisrael, chai chai v'kayam"? (An example would be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWItJ0TF2fw.)

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    Fwiw I've seen the same motions to other tunes and words. – msh210 Dec 27 '15 at 22:00
  • I don't think there's any religious source for that. It's just a 'fun dance' added in to get the kids more involved in the song. If anything, the source would probably be Sesame Street. – Salmononius2 Dec 27 '15 at 22:58
  • @msh210 can you provide an example of the other tunes and words? – singingthread Dec 28 '15 at 0:10
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    @msh210 An example (perhaps the origin) is from the show Grease. (Warning--not very tzanua dancing behind that link) – Daniel Dec 28 '15 at 1:11

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