Thursday, December 13, 2012

Is That ABBA Singing a Chanukah Medley? No, It's IMMA


Last night we lit the fifth Chanukah candle, and pondered which music video to pick for today, the fifth day of the holiday. We have only two more Chanukah posts after this one (we're not posting on Shabbat), so what's a blogger to do?

We've got a stack of Chanukah videos -- some we found on our own, some were sent by readers, and some came from the performers themselves. If we posted all of them, we'd be celebrating Hanukkah for another month. Maybe that's not such a bad idea. The oil lasted eight days, but at the rate they're coming in, the music videos might last eight weeks. 

So, with apologies to the performers and senders whose requests we will not be able to honor this year, we present the first of the last batch of three Chanukah videos.

With the strains of Super Trouper, Waterloo, and Thank You for the Music playing in the background, we thought we were listening to Chanukah songs by ABBA, the Swedish pop singing group. But it's not ABBA, it's IMMA, a group of four mothers in Israel who write and sing Jewish lyrics to pop songs.We know they're in Israel because the Hebrew letters on the dreidel they're spinning are Nun, Gimel, Hey, and Pey (not Shin), standing for Nes Gadol Haya Po (A great miracle happened HERE.)

Enjoy!

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