Happy Hanukkah!

A reminder of how many days there are

By Marc Tracy|December 20, 2011 4:00 PM


Attention East Coasters: you have about a half hour until Hanukkah begins. (People in other parts of the country have a little longer; people in other parts of the world: Happy Hanukkah!) To get you nice and fresh, Tablet Magazine re-presents this video of Sen. Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, singing “Eight Days of Hanukkah,” an original song whose lyrics he wrote. This holiday gimmick, whose provenance was explained [1] by contributing editor Jeff Goldberg at the time, was supposed to be for only one year, but as you can see it has burned brightly for three years now. A miracle, you might say.

Eight Days of Hanukkah [2] from Tablet Magazine [3] on Vimeo [4].

Related: ‘Eight Days of Hanukkah’ [1] [Tablet Magazine]

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