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The New York Times catches up with Hanukkah hipsters in its Style section today. The reporter attends a bash in a trendy Manhattan nightclub thrown by Jewcy, a group that promotes Jewish cultural awareness among young Jews, and cites it as evidence that Judaism is experiencing “a Jewish hipster moment,” kicked off by Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah Song” and prolonged by events like “A Jewcy Chnukah”—featuring SNL’s Rachel Dratch and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog—and the traveling variety show “What I Like About Jew.” The Jewish revival centers on Hanukkah, says the article, because Jews must have some response to Christian inundation at Christmas. One attendee says he asks gentile friends to imagine “everywhere you go strangers say to you, ‘Merry Ramadan.’ … You can’t get into a store because people are bowing to Mecca. You’d be an angry minority.”

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