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Jewish a cappella group ‘Y-Studs’ release new Taylor Swift parody for Hanukkah

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Y-Studs, the a cappella group from Yeshiva University, recently unveiled their rendition of Taylor Swift’s 2009 hit, “You Belong with Me,” entitled “You Can Light With Me” and yes, they even included a reference to her new beau.

The song cleverly begins with the line, “You’re on the phone with your bubbie/she’s upset,” featuring an animated bubbie emphasizing the importance of lighting Hanukkah candles. The video includes traditional Hanukkah elements such as gelt, a dreidel competition, latkes, sufganiyot, a brief retelling of the Hanukkah story and adorable kids celebrating the festival. The video also features an oil menorah, a funny reference to Greek yogurt and togas fashioned from white sheets to represent the ancient Greeks.

In the video, one member sports the jersey of Taylor Swift’s current partner, Travis Kelce, a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. While some band members engage in a basketball game for safety reasons, given the setting in a living room, another member strategizes football plays on a whiteboard.

The video pays homage to Israel, showcasing images from the Israel Defense Forces Hanukkah celebrations and the Western Wall, with the group singing, “Oh, I think about/ The forces in the dark, extinguishing our light /I give my gratitude, to those fighting for what’s right.” This follows the group’s earlier heartfelt rendition of “Avinu Shebashamain,” the prayer for the state of Israel, which was released after Oct. 7.

Happy Hanukkah!

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