The Weird Al of A Cappella Jewish Singing Groups

On 16 December 2014 by Jessica

“They’re kind of like the Weird Al of a cappella Jewish singing groups. There can’t be more than one of them, right?”

Wrong.

Menorahs || creative commons photo by Photo Gallery Israeli Ministry of Tourism

Menorahs || creative commons photo by Photo Gallery Israeli Ministry of Tourism

Hanukkah starts tonight at sundown, so – naturally – that was part of my conversation over coffee this morning with the boyfriend. Pam had posted the new Six13 Hanukkah video, which reminded me of another Hanukkah video I’d seen many years ago, which I naively assumed was by the same group. (Oh, silly Jessica. Of course it’s not the same group.) I am now willing to believe that not only are there two, there are probably more.

Here’s this year’s Hanukkah song, “Chanukah (Shake It Off).”

And, for reference, here’s the 2010 video “Candlelight” by The Maccabeats.

It’s taking all the willpower I have to not go down the rabbit hole of both of their video collections right now, since I have a metric ton of work to do, but I invite you to venture into that internet abyss in my stead.

Happy Hanukkah, y’all. Whatever your Festival of Lights anthem happens to be.

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