Matisyahu takes on Adam Sandler with new Chanucah song

By Jennifer Lipman, November 24, 2010

The Grammy-nominated Orthodox Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu has released a Chanucah song Jewish kids can “be proud of.”

The new tune Miracle is one of the tracks that can be heard on Festival of Light, the musician’s fifth Chanuach compilation.

It has been produced by Kool Kojak, who has worked with stars including Katy Perry and Ke$ha.


Hall of Fame: Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker

November 23, 2010

"The event commemorates the holiday in the western tradition of Texas.

"Participants are encouraged to wear jeans, boots and cowboy hats, and the Chanucah story is retold around a campfire."


The dreidel rap: Erran Baron Cohen

By Jennifer Lipman, November 21, 2010
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A track from Erran Baron Cohen's album Songs In The Key of Hanukah.

The musician is headlining at the JCC/Moishe House Chanucah party at the Jewish Museum on December 4.


The eight Robots of Chanucah

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2010
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Meet Mecha.B and G.E.L.T, two of the stars of Ben Gurion University's Chanucah robot family.


Blair to launch Haifa human rights celebration

By Jennifer Lipman, November 1, 2010

Tony Blair is to open an annual human rights event in Haifa this Chanucah.

The former UK prime minister will virtually launch the Leo Baeck Education Centre’s celebration of International Human Rights Day by lighting a candle on the first night of the festival.

Mr Blair will be opening the event on behalf of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

A special prayer has also been composed by rabbis from the Centre as a symbol of “commitment, as human beings, as Jews and so importantly for us at this time, as Israelis, to the values of Human Rights”.