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Who:  The Maccabeats
Video:  Candlelight

Why you should watch:  This is not your mother’s “Dreidel” song or any other Hanukkah song.  This large group from Yeshiva University in New York City, America’s preeminent Jewish university have become quite the internet sensation tallying over 2 million hits of this poppy video on the Jewish holiday in just 10 days.  While the lyrics are quite original in its retelling of the holiday’s story, the original tune and beat is not.  The song itself uses the base melody from Taio Cruz’s breakthrough hit “Dynamite”.

Whatever it is, it’s catchy and has brought up much acclaim and debate.  Watch the video for yourself and sound off (all comments are moderated and subject to approval from!


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