Denzel Washington recently appeared on Instagram Live with Brooklyn Pastor A.R. Bernard of Christian Cultural Center to talk about his relationship with God and his faith journey. Washington, who is devout Christian, shared that he had given his life to Christ three times when he was younger, Fox News reported. The Academy Award-winning actor described […]
A little more research would have turned up the new kids’ band The Macaroons, also off JDub Records (which we covered a few weeks ago here on Beliefnet). Just because it’s billed as a kids’ band doesn’t mean you won’t end up singing along – and it’s way less annoying than “Dreidel, Dreidel.”
Plus, although the Times mentions Neil Diamond’s cover of Sandler’s “Hanukkah Song,” and embeds the video at the bottom of the piece, they didn’t note that the song is off “Cherry, Cherry Christmas,” a new Diamond album of Christmas songs: this is the only song that Diamond, who is Jewish, devotes to Hanukkah. (Or rather, “Chanukah.)
Also, the animated video for the song can be personalized – you can upload your photo and send it to friends and family as an ecard greeting, so instead of looking at some anonymous lumpy Jewish kid in the window envying Christmas trees, you can BE that lumpy Jewish kid in the window. Now that’s a Hanukkah present to sing about. .