They might be Jewish people with Arab heritage who wanted to combine the best of both worlds. The legendary music of Egyptian crooner Abdel Halim (Baligh Hamdy’s music) and the worship and prayer of the Jewish faith. It looks like these men have a sense of humor as they prayer syncs with the melody for that famous Abdel Halim Hafiz.
Some people are offended, but most are confused. Many of our people do not see music and prayer going hand in hand necessarily. But this group of men did it inside a Jewish temple. They are Mizrahi Jews as in Eastern breed so their culture is part of the dominant Arab culture.
I think it’s cool that we can still get along, music does cure the soul and speaks where words fail. It’s not a new thing to see Jewsih people channeling Arab art. Many of the cool catch phrases in Hebrew is “borrowed” from Arabic and how about the food? Not to mention the land.
يهود يؤدون صلاة على الحان اغنية لعبد الحليم
على حسب وداد قلبي – عبد الحليم حافظ