The Maccabeats A Viral Video Chanukah Sensation

first_imgAn all-male group (see also: boy band) from Yeshiva University is tearing up the YouTube charts with a new ode to Chanukah titled “Candlelight.” The holiday-themed takeoff on Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” features such memorable lines as “I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel.”The video, which has been online since November 3rd, has already racked up more than 800,000 views on the Google-owned video sharing service.The Maccabeats themselves have been around since 2007. A largely a capella group, they “perform an eclectic array of Jewish, American, and Israeli songs” and are “committed to the philosophy of Torah u-Madda, the integration of traditional and secular wisdom,” according to their site.“Candlelight” was played on the Today Show this morning, and yes, they will play your Bar Mitzvah. Video after the jump.last_img read more