‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs Drops Family-Friendly Hanukkah Rap

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How many ways are there to rhyme with Hanukkah? If you’re Daveed Diggs, the Tony Award-Winning co-star of Hamilton, there are plenty. Diggs’ Puppy For Hanukkah song and video dropped just in time for Hanukkah to start next week. It’s a fun journey to find out if the kids in the video get what they […]

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The Endearing Jewishness of ‘Schitt’s Creek’

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Admittedly, I was a few years late to this glorious party as Schitt’s Creek, created by the Canadian father and son Eugene and Daniel Levy, premiered back in 2015, but that did not get in the way of me devouring all 80 episodes in 10 days. The show’s from riches to rags theme focuses on […]

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‘Fauda’ and Missed Flights

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I should have known that spending the night in a rental car watching Netflix wasn’t going to end well. It was a Thursday night — technically early Friday morning. My eldest daughter and I had just left a wedding in New York, and my flight home to Minneapolis was at 6 a.m., which would get […]

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Digital Judaism: Is This The Way?

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In the eighth episode of The Mandalorian, we learn that being Mandalorian is not a race but a creed. It is a way of life defined by the values one holds, the rules one follows, and the lens through which one derives meaning in life. Watching the episode, I was struck by how the concept […]

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Watch: Maccabeats Channel 2019 Pop Hits For Hanukkah

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What do you get when you cross Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X? The Maccabeats and their 2019 Hanukkah parody! The a capella group’s 2019 song takes a little bit of Eilish’s Bad Guy and Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road. Also, stay for the outtakes — there was plenty more of 2019’s hottest pop songs where this […]

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Watch: Six13 Parodies ‘Star Wars’ For Hanukkah

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You know it’s almost Hanukkah when Jewish a capella groups start rolling out their Hanukkah parodies. In the spirit of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker being released on Thursday night, December 19, Six13 goes deep into the music from a variety of films from the Star Wars saga  

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Jew Review: ‘Mean Girls’

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We’re lucky here in the Twin Cities to have the Tony Award-nominated musical Mean Girls at the Orpheum Theatre through Oct. 13. Not just because it’s fantastic. But because it is the perfect Yom Kippur show. Hang with me, I’ll get there. The basics: the play is the adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2004 movie, which […]

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