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    Orrin Hatch

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    March 22, 1934 – April 23, 2022

    As we previously discussed in the Mel Torme profile, Jews pretty much wrote the American Christmas songbook. Well, it's time for the goyim to give back.

    So what gentile is out there writing Hanukkah songs? What legendary goyishe musician is lending his talents to the Jews?

    Would you believe... Utah senator Orrin Hatch?

    The song is called "Eight Days of Hanukkah" and is set, according to the New York Times, to "a bouncy synthesizer beat". And gosh darn it, Hatch, a Mormon, can't help but express his love for Jews. He has mezuzahs in his homes and proudly wears a mezuzah necklace. "Anything I can do for the Jewish people, I will do," he says. "I feel sorry I'm not Jewish sometimes," he adds. We'll decline to comment there.

    So how does the song go? Well, its refrain says it all:

    Eight days of Hanukkah,
    Come let's celebrate.
    Eight days of Hanukkah,
    Let's celebrate tonight, Hey!

    Hatch calls his creation "a gift to the Jewish people". Is it too late to return it?

    Verdict: Not a Jew.

    December 13, 2011

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    Jason Chaffetz

    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Hanukkah Harry

    Mel Torme
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