NEW YORK CITY – Bat Boy is celebrating Hanukkah with the Maccabeats!
Based on Mike Tompkins’ a cappella version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”, the Maccabeats have a Hanukkah song that Bat Boy loves. The video was created by Uri Westrich.
Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BC. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.
Bat Boy lights his head on fire for five minutes on each and every night of Hannukah.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah or Hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical Menorah consists of 8 branches with an additional raised branch. The extra light is called a shamash and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the shamash is to have a light available for use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves is forbidden.
But… we’ll let the Maccabeats explain it all for you. Here: