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Friday, December 3, 2010

A Song for Chanukah

Matisyahu, the Hasidic Jew and reggae musician (yes, you read that right) has a wonderful song out for Chanukah this year. It's called "Miracle." Check it out here. It starts with an interview but he performs the song at about the 5:30 min. mark. The link includes an essay by Matisyahu about Chanukah songs and why there aren't more of them (one reason: famous Jewish singers like Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand were busy writing Christmas songs).

Happy Chanukah to all of our readers who celebrate the Festival of Lights. 

8 comments:

  1. Ummmmmmmmmmm wad does this have to do w/ the BRONX again?????

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  2. Lots of people celebrate Chanukah in the Bronx. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it with readers. That simple.

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  3. Streisand has never WRITTEN a single Christmas song - ever. She has recorded Christmas songs and Jewish ones as well. Also, it is "BARBRA" - not "Barbara". One measly little paragraph and two blatant mistakes.

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  4. I like Matisyahu. He's pretty cool. Wow anonymous, way to spread the holiday cheer.

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  5. Not many Bronxites outside of riverdale celebrating the festival of lights anymore.

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  6. Lots of folks in Pelham Parkway area and in Co-op City. I live in Kingsbridge Heights and I'll be celebrating it tonight with family and friends.

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  7. I live in Kingsbridge Heights and my family and I celebrate Hanukkah. And last night we drove around and looked at the Hanukkah lights. In the Bronx.

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  8. Isn't Hanukkah a minor league Jewish holiday? I mean it's no Yom Kippur or Rosh Hoshanna, or even Purim for that matter. You're playing right into the hands of the goyim by puffing up a holiday that happens to roughly coincide Christmas.

    Long live the Hasmoneans!

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