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Jewish celebrities light up Hanukkah

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30.11.2021

JTA Celebrities are just like the rest of us — flooding their social media feeds with candlelight and sizzling latkes on the first night of Hanukkah.

On Sunday night, Jewish stars of the stage, screen and statehouse shared videos of themselves celebrating the beginning of the eight-day holiday. Even some non-Jewish celebrities got in on the action. Here’s what you might have missed.

The “Hamilton” actor and rapper provided the soundtrack to last year’s holiday when he released his instant classic, “Puppy for Hannukah.” This year, Diggs spent the first night of Hanukkah frying up latkes with his mom (with a cartoon Bernie Sanders in the background).

The sisters HAIM have turned Hanukkah social media posts into something of an art form, using the eight days to promote new songs. This year, the band posted a video of themselves in menorah headdresses inviting fans to return nightly for “special things.”

HAIM is not the only band turning Hanukkah into a spectacular one. As he did last year, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is spending the holiday releasing covers of songs by Jewish artists, starting with a hard-rock version of Lisa Loeb’s hit song “Stay.”

The “West Wing” actor and Jewish Twitter mainstay got in the Hanukkah spirit early this year, preparing latkes on Friday.

They’re. Here. Shabbat Shalom!........

© The Times of Israel


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