“I feel sorry I’m not Jewish sometimes.” – Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Apparently Orrin Hatch, the conservative Mormon senator from Utah, is an amateur song-writer (he writes love songs!) and a big fan of the Jews. Like many Mormons, he agrees with the Old Testament that the Jews are the chosen people. To express his love for the Jews (despite our Democratic leanings), he wrote a song for Hanukkah for Tablet Magazine, which you can see below. Don’t miss the senator whipping out his mezuzah. What a mensch.
NY Times: A Senator’s Gift to the Jews, Nonreturnable
Tablet Magazine: ‘Eight Days of Hanukkah’: How Orrin Hatch Came to Write a Hanukkah Song