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Oy Is Just Yo Backwards: More Hanukkah Videos In Lieu of Knitting

Dear Ann,
There IS knitting, but it’s all very hush-hush. Not really. Haven’t had the minimal gumption that is required to recharge the KayCam for, oh, 4 days or so. Much deathless photography has gone unphotographed. For example, I saw, but was unable to document, a delivery man on a bike in the rain, wearing a plastic poncho that said, in huge reflective lettering:
STAY DRY
ORDER IN
Way to promote your business! We need to get rain ponchos that say, “STAY DRY, GO HOME AND KNIT (FROM A FABULOUS MASON-DIXON KNITTING BOOK)!”
Anyhoo, a kind commenter clued us in to yet another fabbily festive Hanukkah video, this time minus Rabbi Slim, but plus the Girl in the Pink Bolero. Here ya go:

Tonight, our candlelighting was delayed for a short time, and a boy was heard to gripe, “Are we doing any RELIGION around here tonight?” Oy!
Love,
Kay

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  1. Thanks for the song and dance. Just loved it.

  2. Oy, va voy!

  3. FUN! made me smile.

  4. FUN! made me smile.

  5. Kay, thanks for the Hanukkah giggles! I, too, have just witnessed an awesome only-in-America tableau: a grown man in his Eagle Scout uniform, wearing a Santa hat, solemnly describing the meaning of Hanukkah to a roomful of Cub Scouts, and then helping light a menorah.

  6. Kay, thanks for the Hanukkah giggles! I, too, have just witnessed an awesome only-in-America tableau: a grown man in his Eagle Scout uniform, wearing a Santa hat, solemnly describing the meaning of Hanukkah to a roomful of Cub Scouts, and then helping light a menorah.

  7. Love these videos :)

  8. It reminds me of the great train station video…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k
    Hmm, which came first…

  9. Hag samay-ach , baby! Thanks, that was a real treat. I love the dude in the pink scarf leading the moves.

  10. Loved the video–I shared it with my teenagers–who says their mom’s not cool, yo?

  11. We didn’t light the candles for the first two nights (yikes), and DS (who has basically become a heathen post-Bar Mitzvah 4 years ago) said he felt “horrible.” I’m on a latke-making binge this morning for DD’s history class!

  12. oh that was fun – thanks – great way to start the day :D

  13. Very fun, keep ‘em coming Kay! And when you get that camera charged an Olive picture would be be nice. Its what we live for here…

  14. Very fun, keep ‘em coming Kay! And when you get that camera charged an Olive picture would be be nice. Its what we live for here…

  15. Here’s a fun one I discovered last year — it’s Erran Baron Cohen (brother to Sascha):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcHFukECvMo

  16. My son is in that video!!!!! Fun to see it on your site.

  17. love, love love it. merci Kay! love anything with a good dance number…

  18. Thankyou :))

  19. i could have danced all night
    i could have danced all night
    on the sreet where you live
    bon jour

  20. I loved that, but I have to say, I’m sure the words “Are we doing any religion around here tonight” were never heard around our menorah, or our rosh hashanah table or hamentashen or ANYTHING–and I’m not entirely sure my parents would have liked the dance when I was that age either, but heck how much fun!!!
    Of course, I told my Catholic husband that I will have an Aliyah at my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah and he said, as that anything like an aria??

  21. Are we doing any religion around here tonight? Now THERE’S a new spin on the dreidl…Re-knew(s) my faith in the youth of today.
    Thanks.
    LoveDiane

  22. Oh, this made me smile! I watched it shortly after my niece took off for 2 weeks in Israel (she’s going via Birth Right). She’s so excited about being there for the last day of Hanukkah. I hope her journey is as joyful and fun as this video.

  23. Can’t wait to show this to the hubbo. He’s going to love it.

  24. What’s more fun to watch?
    The dancers, or the faces of the bystanders?
    For similar ( but non Hannukah) entertainment, check out Improv Everywhere’s video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMlrQKxu-V8

  25. ” “Oy” is just “yo” backwards”….sheer poetry, I tell ya. I have to go blow my nose from laughing so hard. Thanks for the fun!

  26. I have to tell you….I have been sending these Hanukkah videos to my family and my daughter in law who grew up in St. Louis just called and said that Marvin Casey, the choreographer of this, graduated from high school with her. What a very cool small world we are living in!
    Had to share that….

  27. knock knock tis any one to home
    tis santa and i am comeing to town

  28. This has nothing to do with your post Kay BUT you are the local expert on Rowan Denim and I have a question
    I have a smallish blanket nearly finished in the medium blue denim and just noticed it doesn’t match. Different dye lot.Do you know any way to even it out by washing or adding anything to the wash water? I seem to remeber some posts about fading it or bleaching it?
    Any guidance greatly appreciated

  29. So, that is fun and funny and amazing… like the others have said. But I also have to confess that it brought tears to my eyes. I was in Israel in 2000 when things were as peaceful as they had been almost ever. And we know that the years since have been anything but. As I watched the start of this I felt myself there now, a mother. I imagined hearing someone yelling in the streets, counting, and I imagined beginning to fear the worst. Wanting to see and touch my child, looking for the best way out. And then seeing the singing and dancing and light… I am thankful that there is enough peace on the streets of Jerusalem for this kind of playfulness. It is beautiful.

  30. So, that is fun and funny and amazing… like the others have said. But I also have to confess that it brought tears to my eyes. I was in Israel in 2000 when things were as peaceful as they had been almost ever. And we know that the years since have been anything but. As I watched the start of this I felt myself there now, a mother. I imagined hearing someone yelling in the streets, counting, and I imagined beginning to fear the worst. Wanting to see and touch my child, looking for the best way out. And then seeing the singing and dancing and light… I am thankful that there is enough peace on the streets of Jerusalem for this kind of playfulness. It is beautiful.