In honor of which–surprise!–two (count ’em, two!) Chanukah songs. The first is the Maccabeats’ “Candlelight” (melody by Taio Cruz, new lyrics by David Block and Immanuel Shalev): Video by Uri Westrich And in case you were wondering about the lyrics in “Candlelight” that run, We say ma’oz tzur Oh, yeah, for all eight nights,
“What’s that?” you say? Well, Purim is one of Judaism’s minor holidays, but a particularly joyous one, celebrating the events in The Book of Esther with a happy story to listen to in synagogue (and a chance to bang around and make all sorts of noise during, to boot), children–and some adults–romping around the streets
The Maccabeats have a new Chanukah video up, yay! This year, instead of a spoof, they’ve done a cover of Matisyahu’s “Miracle”: And they are using the video as a vehicle for the Judy Greenberg Miracle Match campaign, which is raising money to pay for processing swabs used to connect bone marrow donors and donees:
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins later this week on Wednesday evening. So, Happy Rosh Hashanah! From Israel (the Ein Prat Fountainheads): And from America (the Yeshiva University Maccabeats): May you all be written down in the Book of Life for a good year!