Hanukkah Minstrels Are Making the Rounds

MyJewishLearning’s new versions of traditional Hanukkah songs have been getting noticed! Alicia Jo Rabins’ cover of “Sivivon Sov Sov Sov” was just hailed in the New York Times blogs as a “tender version of the ‘other’ dreidel song,” which, they rave, “should be a Hanukkah standard.”

But my favorite part of the article is the commentary by Alicia Jo herself. “The great thing is that even Hanukkah songs are in minor keys,†she says, “which makes it easy to cover them with a creepy twist.â€

Go listen to it yourself here.

Meanwhile, Mista Cookie Jar, whose cover of “Hanukkah O Hanukkah” has been blowing folks away, just released this video for his song “Aunt Carol”:

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