This is not "A Rabbi and a Priest walk into a bar" joke. But Rabbi Marcelo Polakoff of the Israelite Union Center of Cordoba, Argentina and Bishop Pedro Torres did walk into a recording studio in Argentina last week and emerged with a seasonal hit song that we're including in this year's selection of Chanukah videos.
It was originally composed in Spanish as Cuando Llega Diciembre, and translated into English as It's Already December.
As Molly Tolsky wrote on Kveller.com,
In a video shared by World Jewish Congress last Friday, Rabbi Marcelo Polakoff and Bishop Pedro Torres teamed together to send their musical holiday blessings to people celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah. They parody both “Hava Nagila” and “Silent Night,” making for an equal opportunity smash hit.
It’s so heartening to see leaders of different faiths coming together, and feels especially apt this year as the first night of Hanukkah begins on Christmas Eve–making for a literal Chrismukkah if there ever was one.Enjoy!
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