Jews rejoyce. Orrin Hatch, the Republican Mormon senator from Utah, has written a Hanukkah song: "Eight Days of Hanukkah."

As Hatch told the New York Times, "Anything I can do for the Jewish people, I will do. Mormons believe the Jewish people are the chosen people, just like the Old Testament." [Huffington Post]Orrin Hatch.... and Chevonne, and more below...

Chevonne - My Menorah

Chevonne - 2009/2010 Tour Dates
Dec 16 - VLADA NYC (Sherry Vine's Hanukkah Party) New York, New York
Dec 19 - The Ritz New York, New York
Dec 19 - TWINKLE @ The Center New York, New York
Dec 20 - Club 57 @ Providence New York, New York
Dec 22 - "Stevestocking" at Don Hill's New York, New York
Dec 24 - HEEBONISM New York, New York
Jan 24 - Pill Awards @ Arena- award presenter New York, New York

How To Light The Hanukkah Menorah by DeLeon

DeLeon - 2009 Tour Dates
Dec 16 - Knitting Factory Brooklyn, New York
Dec 24 - Southpaw Brooklyn, New York

Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.

In March 2009, the Washington Times reported that the pharmaceutical industry, which has "long has benefited from Sen. Orrin G. Hatch's legislative efforts", had previously undisclosed connections to Hatch. Five pharmaceutical companies and the industry's main lobbying group, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), wrote checks in 2007 totaling more than $170,000 to the Utah Families Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable foundation which Hatch helped start in the 1990s and had vigorously supported since. Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC was paid $120,000 by PhRMA in 2007 to lobby Congress on pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration legislation. [Wikipedia]

Matisyahu - 2009 Tour Dates
12/10 @ Webster Hall (w/ Glitch Mob)
12/12 @ Webster Hall (w/ John Brown's Body)
12/13 @ Webster Hall (w/ Cage)
12/14 @ Webster Hall (w/ Brothers Past)
12/16 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Rana)
12/17 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Kid Koala)
12/19 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Travis McCoy)
12/20 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Kevin Divine)

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