Jewish author Nelso Algren brought to life the seedy underbelly of Chicago’s demimonde in his 1950 National Book Award winning novel, The Man With the Golden Arm. This was a world inhabited by drunks, pimps, prostitutes, freaks, drug addicts and hoodlums. Nelson Algren’s spirit is alive and well in this latest video by Eric Schwartz, aka Smooth-E aka Suburban Homeboy who explores the dark side of Chanukah – the world of the dreidel junkie, hopped up on greasy latkes and chocoloate coins. Sad, disturbing… let this serve as a warning to you all – even during the festival of lights, there is some darkness to be found.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.

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