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Haredi brothers literally flip out

Miki and Yehuda Hayat have brought Capoeira to Israel's ultra-Orthodox community

Miki and Yehuda Hayat have brought Capoiera to Israel’s haredi Orthodox community (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Miki and Yehuda Hayat have brought Capoiera to Israel’s haredi Orthodox community (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Modern Orthodox Jews who become more observant after a post-high school year in Israeli yeshivas are often said to be “flipping out.”

But Israeli brothers Miki and Yehuda Hayat literally flip, along with performing a variety of other gravity-defying acrobatic moves, when they do Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art that includes dance and music.

Indeed, it’s fitting that Capoeira is pronounced “cap-wearer” since the two — who are haredi Orthodox and teach almost 200 students in Bnei Brak — manage to keep their kipot on their heads even when upside down.

We’d like to see them try it while wearing shtreimels.

The Hayat brothers always manage to keep their kippot on their heads (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
The Hayat brothers always manage to keep their kippot on their heads (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
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