We’re halfway through Hanukkah’s eight nights and the music parodies are still going strong. The latest to grace our screens? A joyous a cappella medley that combines the Hanukkah classic “Maoz Tzur” with Pentatonix’s “Sing” “and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”
On Monday, Israel-based Jewish a cappella group Rabotai released “Sing-Happy-Maoz Tzur.” The music video takes place in a living room that looks just like your family’s Hanukkah party, with sufganiyot galore, bowls of applesauce, and festive blue and yellow balloons (because apparently, along with white, these are the universal colors of Hanukkah).
The lyrics are fun, peppy, and so accurate: I don’t know what you’ve been told, but donuts will make you lose control.
In between belting out dulcet notes, the six-member all-male group — Daniel Brill, Betzalel Silver, Noah Bar-Shain, Ariav Schlesinger, Brian Hoffman, and Elad Hasidim — spin dreidels, dance on a rooftop, and stuff their faces with sufganiyot. (In other words? Jewish a cappella singers: They’re just like us!)
Do watch the delightful video for yourself — I dare you not to jump up and dance along! Happy Hanukkah!