Eten Bamidbar

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Hebrew: אתן במדבר (I Will Place in the Desert). Circle dance by Yankele Levy, 1957, his first dance.

Shortly after teaching this dance in Israel, Yankele taught it in the USA. Upon returning to Israel he was met by complaints from the dancers that the second part of the dance was too difficult. He therefore changed that part to make it easier. But the changes were not propagated back to the USA, and even now the dance is done in the original way in the USA and the easier way in Israel.[1]

Yankele taught Eten Bamidbar at Hora Shalom in 1984. It's not clear which version was taught there.


  1. Yankele told the story in this way at the sixth Israeli Folkdance Institute in San Luis Obispo in 1978.


Eten Bamidbar at
Video at Rokdim, the "Israeli" (easier) version