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Mormon Senator, Arab singer create Hanukkah tune
http://www.arabamericannews.com ^ | Friday, 12.18.2009

Posted on 08/01/2013 7:40:45 PM PDT by B4Ranch

A Republican, Mormon U.S. Senator has teamed with an Arab American singer to record a song for Hanukkah.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and singer Rasheeda Azar from Indiana, recorded "Eight Days of Hanukkah," a cheerful pop ballad, in New York in October and released it through a Jewish online magazine ahead of the eight-day holiday.

Hanukkah ends on Saturday.

Known to have a penchant for songwriting outside of lawmaking, Hatch earlier this year wrote a tribute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, his friend and political rival.

Hatch is also known to have an affinity for Jewish people.

He wrote the song out of a desire to boost Hanukkah's sparse song canon.

Azar's role adds to the melting-pot character of the project.

"This song means more to me than most of the songs I have ever written," Hatch told The New York Times.


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1 posted on 08/01/2013 7:40:45 PM PDT by B4Ranch
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In Indiana we have this: http://www.christianpost.com/news/judge-rules-against-10-churches-seeking-cross-display-on-ind-waterfront-property-101376/


2 posted on 08/01/2013 7:45:08 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: B4Ranch; a fool in paradise
The title has been truncated, here it is in its entirety:

Mormon Senator, Arab singer create Hanukkah Tune for the Pope at the Scientology Center

3 posted on 08/01/2013 7:47:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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4 posted on 08/01/2013 9:23:35 PM PDT by Rodamala
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTIj-0-KFR0

Very nice -


5 posted on 08/02/2013 12:57:56 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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