Chanukah is one of the most festive of our festivals, so the AJT is spreading the fun by sharing one fun holiday video for each night of the Festival of Lights.
Unfortunately, we missed the first night (it was a deadline day for the print issue, and, to be honest, we didn’t hit upon this obvious idea until today). So, for one night only, we offer you two Chanukah videos for the second night of Chanukah.
Batting leadoff is Team Israel baseball hero Cody Decker, best known as the owner of the Mensch on a Bench who served as the mascot for the Jewish Americans carrying the Israeli flag to unprecedented places during the World Baseball Classic in the spring. The woman in the video is his fiancee, Jenn Sterger. At least, we think she’s still his fiancee.
We sent URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs out to the streets to ask passersby how they spell Hanukkah. Here's what they had to say.Wait… how do YOU spell Hanukkah?
Posted by Union for Reform Judaism on Monday, 11 December 2017
Our bonus video is from the Union for Reform Judaism, which had some fun asking folks about the spelling of Chanukah. A poll recently found that the most common spelling among all Americans is Hanukkah, but Jews in the United States prefer Chanukah. (If you don’t spell it with a c and only one n and one k, we probably can’t be friends.)