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,
“Christmas ain’t the only holiday.” So here are the Maccabeats, singing “Miracle” by Matisyahu: Video by Maccabeats Channel And also Matisyahu singing “Miracle” by Matisyahu (on the Jay Leno show): Video courtesy of kulturbarbar csatornaja
So I hear that tomorrow there’s another holiday that involves food, but for tonight, the holiday season begins with the first night of Chanukah: And as long as we’re on the subject, have a Chanukah (Hanukkah/Chanukkah/however-you-transliterate-it) song!
Rosh Hashanah–the Jewish new year–begins tonight, so I wish you all a Shana Tova U’Metukah–a good and sweet year. May it bring you happiness and health and peace and love. And if you’d like some music to go with that… Have a happy!
Shine: Video by The Maccabeats And once again, they are using their Hanukkah video and song to draw attention–and hopefully donations–to the Miracle Match Campaign: It’s a good way to add some extra meaning into the holiday season.
“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
So here are the Maccabeats singing “Candlelight” (their Chanukah spoof of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”):
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!
The Maccabeats (Yeshiva University’s a cappella singing group) present “Candlelight”, based on Mike Tompkin’s version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”: