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Rabbi takes up Adam Sandler on his offer
Rewrites Sandler’s Chanukah Song on 25th Anniversary

On a recent “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Adam Sandler reminisced about his famous Chanukah Song on the occasion of its 25th  anniversary.

Sandler told DeGeneres “That’s a long time for one song,” and “If there are any other Jewish people out there who want to write a new one, that’d be great. I’d love to share the Hanukkah spirit with you.”

One rabbi has taken Sandler up on his offer.

It's 98% new and 2% Sandler.

Rabbi Levi Hodakov, Director of Chabad of Clearwater Florida, the local branch of the world’s largest Jewish organization has rewritten the song and performed a variation of the song live at his community’s Mega Chanukah Celebration in Clearwater Beach FL to rave reviews. One participant texted the rabbi “Your song this year was amazing.” Another commented “I loved it!.”

According to Hodakov, he spent several hours composing the lyrics for the song in the weeks leading up to Chanukah. He hopes the song will put a smile on people's faces and give young Jews more pride in who they are.

“If people put on their yarmulke and do one more mitzvah, it's all worth it!” Hodakov stated. "Hopefully, Adam Sandler will like the new version and perform it next year here in Clearwater” Hodakov joked.


Chanukah Song 5780 - 2019
By Rabbi Levi Hodakov - Director Chabad of Clearwater

Sung to the tune of Adam Sandler's Chanukah Song 

Put on your yarmulke here comes Chanukah
So much funukah to celebrate Chanukah

Chanukah is the Festival of Lights
Instead of one day of presents we have eight great nights.

When you feel like the only kid in town without a big green tree,
Here’s a list of people who are Jewish just like Moses, Judah the Maccabee, and me


Actor Seth Rogen has started learning to speak Yiddish
And Revlons Ronald Perelman, on Friday night makes Kiddush


They say Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, lights the Menorah
But next year in the White House Michael Bloomberg hopes to dance the Hora


Mayim Bialik enjoys eating a good piece of Kugel
So does William Shatner and the two guys who founded Google


The late Elie Wiesel used to wrap Tefillin
and so does the great singer Bob Dylan

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is giving away his money
and on Rosh Hashana, Adam Sandler dips his apple in his honey


Tampa Bay Rays Owner Stuart Sternberg is a member of the tribe
And we can count the Lightings Jeff Vinik on our side


First Lady Melania Trump, NOT a Jew,
But Ivanka, Jared and kids all are poo poo poo


On Passover Howard Stern, the 4 questions does ask
So does Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman mask


Comedian Jackie Mason is short and very funny
And Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has his signature on all our money

Former Ambassador Nikki Haley, isn’t Jewish yet
But if she ever changes her mind, I’ll teach her the Alef Bet

Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin and Dennis Prager too
Are all a bunch of very proud Jews


Actress Mila Kunis Shabbat candles does light
And President Trump wishes, Congressman Adam Schiff would go fly a kite


World famous Judge Judy is a very nice Jewish maidel
And Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe knows how to spin the Dreidel


Senator Chuck Schumer has a Mezuzah on his door
But Paula Abdul, has more than four


We have three of six on the Supreme Court bench
That’ll be Ginsburg, Kagan & Steven Breyer the Mentch

I hope you weren’t offended, I hope you’re not upset
The entire song was sung in jest


After 8 days of latkes and donuts, you may need a new belt
But remember Chabad of Clearwater needs your gelt


From New York to Clearwaterkah get up and celebrate Chanukah
because now it’s time to light the giant Menorah

Happy Chanukah!




Please remember to light your Menorah every night of Chanukah!