Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gangnam Style? No, Florida Hebrew School Kids Perform Chanukah Style


Can you believe that today's the eighth and last day of Chanukah? We hope you all had a joyful holiday like we did. We'll bet you have a lot of leftovers--latkes, sufganiyot, decorations, dreidels.

We also have a lot of leftovers--music videos, that is. We can't believe how many Chanukah music videos came in this year and we're sorry we couldn't post all of them.

Now here's what you've been waiting for: The very last Chanukah music video of 5773/2012. Which one will it be? It wasn't an easy decision, but in the end we decided to give this one to the kids--that's the kids in the Hebrew school program at the Shul in Bal Harbour, Florida, acting out the story of Chanukah to the infectious beat of Gangnam Style, a South Korean pop song that's taken the music world by storm over the last few months.

Enjoy!

(A NOTE TO OUR READERS: We know that Psy, the artist who originated this song is controversial because of the recent discovery that he sang anti-American lyrics in a 2004 South Korean protest video against the American military. He has apologized for the incident and is slated to perform at a White House event next week. We don't think that's a reason to miss out on the exuberant interpretation of the Chanukah story by the kids of Bal Harbour.)

(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.)