Tonight’s the first night of Hanukkah, Chanukah and Hanakuh or חֲנֻכָּה. It is also the day when I get to listen to one of my favourite renditions of the classic song, Dreidel, Dreidel. Of course, at this point, my mother, a staunch Roman Catholic, is thinking “huh? how does she know this?” For a few years, I worked in an office where all of the other women were Jewish. I picked up a lot of Yiddish and learned a lot of Jewish traditions and customs. And when I lived in Wales, there was nothing funnier that listening to “my” two little guys saying in their Welsh accents, “I’ve got to schlepp my books upstairs”.
So, in honour of the first night of Hanukkah, may I present Erran Baron-Cohen, brother of Sasha Baron-Cohen, singing The Dreidel Song.
Oy! Now go and do a mitzvah for someone!