Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Tonight begins the festival of lights, Hanukkah (Chanukah). Although, this is a minor religious holiday, because of its proximity to that other highly commercialized non-Jewish holiday (and no I don't mean either Bodhi Day or Ashura -- I mean the one with the guy in red tights who is not Spider Man), Hanukkah has taken on great visibility and importance.
What does the antitrust professor want as a present for Hanukkah? For those of you wondering what I asked my wife to get me, it is The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics (Oxford University Press 2010).
We sing the traditional Hebrew, English and Spanish Hanukkah songs as we spin our dreidels at home. However, for those looking for sonmething a bit more interesting (like my wife who will serve us Greek-Herbed Spinach Latkes with Feta-Yogurt Sauce tonight), let me provide some new takes on the festival of lights.
Some modern day Hanukkah favorite songs:
Hanukkah Blessings by Barenaked Ladies
Hanukkah Hey Ya!