December 20, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly serving of Jew News from around the globe

Shabbat Shalom, ey! (Canadian version)
Some interesting Jew news to share this week, heading into the Chanukah Choliday. Cheers!


– Going for Chinese on Christmas? Not the only custom among Jews looking for something to do that day. Chess anyone? The author shares the derivation of this and other weird customs on that day.

– A Capella for the Jewish holidays is now mainstream, not just a feature of one of our Seders! Read up on this popular trend, and here is a link to Sandy’s favorite Jewish take on “Uptown Funk”: https://youtu.be/JVHvQ-LsvIw


– Disney gets Chanukah right (well, almost) in episode of Elena of Avalon

– Brooklyn survivor group celebrates Chanukah in style, and they share their amazing holocaust stories.


Chappy Chanukah and a merry Christmas, and a happy new year to all! Another A Capella link to “Shake it Off” and help celebrate:  https://youtu.be/NoHp2Rq8sMI

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