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December 26th, 2011
10:59 AM ET

Hanukkah video goes viral

(CNN)– CNN's Josh Levs shares a catchy Hanukkah song from "The Maccabeats" that has become a new viral video.

This holiday tune is a take off of another Jewish artist, Matisyahu - who may or may not still be a Hasidic reggae star.

You can read more about "The Maccabeats" and their last holiday hit here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Judaism

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Iqbal Khan

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBexua4EvnU&w=640&h=360]

    December 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
  2. Mel Grimes

    Here's another Hanukah video from Grammy nominated Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater.
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU8-iLQkLmA&w=640&h=360]

    December 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  3. Ironicus

    This is the obligatory "music" article. They used to do these pretty often. I'm glad they've eased back on the music stuff since it fits much better elsewhere, like EW or the Marquee blog.

    December 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  4. Reality

    Chanukah (Hanukkah)
    "Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most joyous times of the Jewish year. The reason for the celebration is twofold (both dating back to c. 165 BCE): the miraculous military victory of the small, ill-equipped Jewish army over the ruling Greek Syrians, who had banned the Jewish religion and desecrated the Temple; and the miracle of the small cruse of consecrated oil, which burned for eight days in the Temple's menorah instead of just one."

    "Originally a minor holiday, it has become more lavishly celebrated as a result of its proximity to Christmas."

    Some candles burn for weeks so the menorah "miracle" is hardly miraculous.

    Rabbi Wolpe can probably give us his take on the historical validity of Hanukkah.

    December 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
    • .........

      hit report abuse on all reality garbage

      December 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  5. CNN puts the "duh" in "dumb"

    This story already has three more comments than it is worth.

    December 26, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  6. This Just In: CNN Has Nothing To Say, So They Say It Anyway

    I think the "People of Walmart" video is better in the Stupid Videos That You Really Don't Ever Need To See category.

    December 26, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  7. JohnR

    Um, okay.

    December 26, 2011 at 11:09 am |
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