A JewishJournal.com Exclusive!

OK, now that it’s here, maybe it’s not SO exclusive anymore, but still! JewishJournal.com is great. Go there every day! As for this video… how can you not love it? Sure to be a holiday classic, it started off with an open casting call on Nov. 11th on Matisyahu’s blog where Matis fans were urged to show up to a skating rink in LA with skates and a costume. Fans were told to expect “Matisyahu+ice capades+nutcracker+LSD=my new channukah video. It’s gonna be ludicrous!” That promise was definitely kept… enjoy this Chanukah awesomeness:

The always excellent Jewish Journal also noted the following raison d’etre by Matisyahu for this video:

There’s so many Christmas songs out there, I wanted to give the Jewish kids something to be proud of. We’ve got Adam Sandler’s song which is hilarious but I wanted to try to get across some of the depth and spirituality inherent in the holiday—in a fun, celebratory song. My boy Kojak was in town so at the last minute we went into the studio in the spirit of miracles and underdogs and this is what we came up with. Happy Hannukah!!

Please don’t send Brad Greenberg over to kick my ass…


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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.