It's December. This means two things: 1) There will be parodies of popular pop songs to celebrate the holiday season. 2) Hanukkah is here.
And, as we all know, Hanukkah is a time to bust out your dreidels, gobble up the gelt, & parody a Taylor Swift song.
That's right, the Jewish a cappella group Six13 invite us all to "throw our latkes in the air" and released a Hanukkah song playing off the endlessly parodied Taylor Swift sensation, "Shake It Off."
Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, starts today (December 16).
The eight-day holiday celebrates and commemorates the unforeseen Maccabees' victory over the Syrians in the second century B.C.E. The Maccabees were a first and second-century B.C.E. Jewish family dynasty that brought about a restoration of Jewish family, religious, and political life in the wake of centuries of imperial occupation. Hanukkah itself is a remembrance of the "eight crazy nights" when the limited oil in the temple lit a menorah for eight nights - a sign of G-d's presence and favor. There are dreidels, gelt (chocolate coins), latkes, and more traditions that help modern-day Hebrews celebrate Hanukkah. Watching the video above is just a taste of how Jews, quite literally when it comes to Hanukkah, had to fight for their right to party.