March 27, 2023
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Video of the Week

Yeshiva University’s all-male Jewish a cappella group, The Maccabeats, went viral with their November release, “Candlelight.” In their rendition of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,”the hilarious play on Jewish traditions gives the song rise as the new “Hanukkah Song.” While spinning dreidel tops and flipping fresh latkes, the candlelight goes on and on and on through the chorus line. The group even sings from rainbow-colored frames resembling a “Brady Bunch” episode opener. If this video doesn’t inspire laughter, at least it celebrates all eight nights.

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