This year Chanukkah starts on Christmas Eve. It is an eight day festival and the Maccabeats are singing about it in their song, Candlelight. I promised I would share some of the Chanukkah videos and this one of them. I hope you enjoy it!
Originally formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, the Maccabeats have recently emerged as both Jewish music and a cappella phenomena, with a large fanbase, more than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous TV appearances, and proven success with four albums, 2010′s Voices From The Heights, 2012′s Out Of The Box, 2014′s One Day More and 2015′s A Maccabeats Hanukkah. Though the Maccabeats aren’t your grandfather’s synagogue choir, their ideology and identity play an important part in what they do. They are the Jewish version of the a cappella group Pentatonix (maybe a little more conservative). They use lots of humor in their videos but no instruments!! Check out their Chanukkah song below, Candlight.
If you are interested in learning more about Chanukkah, one of the best places to learn is AlephBeta.. They are a nonprofit Torah website, dedicated to learning Torah in a fun, critical, and relevant way.