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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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Very nice -