The Miracle of Matisyahu

Kind of crushing on Matisyahu right now. (In a totally tzniut way, of course.)

After years and years and years of suffering through the cheesiness of “I Have A Little Dreidel” and Adam Sandler’s “Chanukah Song,” Judaism’s reggae superstar has given us not one but TWO holiday jams all our own:

Last year, he gave us “Miracle,” not only dance worthy but deeply representative of the spirit of the season. No need to claim Goldie Hawn here — it’s about what’s above all that. I have been singing up and down the halls of the office, much to the delight and excitement of everyone I work with:

Our man Matty has gone through a true transformation in a year, shaving his beard and clearly employing a stylist (someone had to buy him those jeans; dude’s been wearing a black suit for a like a decade.) He appears to have cast off Orthodoxy for something more fluid, but still claims strong Jewish faith. I’m just glad he’s still making Chanukah songs we can be proud of.


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