Republican Mormons writing Chanukah songs…

by tobybee

Yep, you read it right. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, from Utah, was asked nine years ago by Jeffrey Goldberg, a writer for Tablet magazine, to write a Chanukah song. And he has now delivered. I used to get Tablet magazine, an online magazine, sent to me, and stopped recently because of their refusal to actually properly engage with the politics of the issues they covered. This seems to be one of those moments – when they’ve decided that it’s oh-so-lovely to have a super-conservative Republican mormon write a song about Jews, and this just shows a bit of inter-religious love. hmmm. I’m suspicious. Particularly seeing as the song sounds an awful lot like Christian music to me…

For some reason the song won’t embed, but you can find it here.

Alternatively, you can just enjoy the dulcet tones of Tom Lehrer, and his take on Chanukah. Happy Chanukah all. Hope you’re enjoying your latkes and ponchkes.

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