Tuesday, December 11, 2012
It's taken a long time, but we've finally reached a point in Jewish music where we can reliably expect a crop of new Jewish holiday group and solo music videos every year from a growing list of performers.
This year we've already posted some and we have more lined up than there are days of Chanukah. So that leaves only four more songs to post before we leave our all Chanukah format and return to the usual mix of jokes, stand-up comedians, funny happenings, Israeli humor, Yiddish encounters, and Jewish traces in unexpected places.
We'll try to pick the best songs for the next four days. Today's choice is Chanukah Means Dedication, an original song written and performed by Rabbi David Sirull, spritual leader of Adas Yeshurun, a Conservative synagogue in Augusta, Georgia.
Rabbi Sirull reminds us in his song that Chanukah means dedication; it's not all about the gifts. He encourages us to take on a new mitzvah or two. He suggests studying Torah, affixing a mezuzah, welcoming the stranger, feeding the hungry, honoring the elderly, preventing accidents, and loving your neighbor.
Tonight we light the fourth candle.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)