A latke is a fried potato pancake, often consumed by Jews on Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of oil – the Maccabees wanted to rededicate the Temple after conquering the Greeks. In order to do so they needed sanctified oil to light the Menorah but only had enough oil to last one day and it […]

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This Hanukkah collaboration between Erez Cohen, Six13, A.K.A. Pella, & The Y Studs is probably pretty good but it’s hard to tell what with all the ugly Hanukkah sweaters that are all over this video! Talk about distracting… You too can wear the same ugly Hanukkah apparel worn by the guys and dolls in this […]

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Adam Sandler performed his updated Hanukkah at the Judd Apatow & Friends event at the New York Comedy Festival at Carnegie Hall earlier this month. He just released an official video a couple days ago of him performing the song again in San Diego. We reprinted the lyrics below and […]

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There are so many beloved Christmas songs composed by Jews. There’s “White Christmas,” music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, “The Christmas Song” , music and lyrics by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” lyrics by Sammy Cahn, music by Julie Styne, “Winter […]

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In this clip, featuring the cast of Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin, SNL very clearly demonstrates how difficult it is to fit Hanukkah into a Christmas-style celebration. How so? Well, Hanukkah is actually a pretty complex holiday. Yes, the Maccabees definitely kicked their enemies butts and managed to rededicate the holy temple. However, many […]

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This clip features an animated Seth Rogen talking about how his Jewish family never celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada. He grew up believing that Thanksgiving was simply not celebrated by Jews at all. The reality is that Thanksgiving in Canada is not nearly as insane as it is in the US where it’s the biggest travel […]

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Hannukah means another holiday video by the Maccabeats. It’s as inevitable as Christmas envy, Matzoball parties and latkes vs. sufganiyot debates. This year the a capella boys from Yeshiva University do a parody of “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk the Moon, while sharing their latke recipe. Here’s an actual latke recipe you can use […]

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…while singing Yiddish folk songs. Hans Breuer, the subject of the 2005 book Schlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria’s Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd witnessed the growing refugee crisis in Europe. As the son of Jewish parents who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930’s and became homeless refugees, the situation struck […]

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AP reports “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard from prison Friday, saying he wished him well in this new chapter of his life. Many shoppers at Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market agreed. .” For those of you who don’t know, Pollard was convicted and sent to prison for […]

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From Rowch’s YouTube page: Ofer Bymel aka “Rowch” is a 1 man live drums / electronic act from Israel. Rowch works to create intense, high strung, and even aggressive bass music. He produces everything but the drums in the studio, and then plays them live on stage. Inspired by acts such as F.U.K.T, KJ Sawka, […]

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