Dec 9 2012
Best Hanukkah song ever, written by the Senior Senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch, a Mormon. Go figure!
The Atlantic Hatch said he hoped his song would be understood not only as a gift to the Jewish people but that it would help bring secular Jews to a better understanding of their own holiday. “I know a lot of Jewish people that don’t know what Hanukkah means,” he said. Jewish people, he said, should “take a look at it and realize the miracle that’s being commemorated here. It’s more than a miracle; it’s the solidification of the Jewish people.”
Hatch himself, who sang background vocals, wears a Hebrew mezuzah under his shirt, and like many Mormons, is a strong supporter of Israel.