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Posted on Thu, Dec 9, 2010 : 12:49 p.m.

'Maccabeats' singing group's Hanukkah video goes viral

By Pam Stout

Today is the last day of Hanukkah, the eight day festival of lights celebrated by Jews around the world. This year, the Maccabeats, a student and alumni singing group from Yeshiva University in New York, has extra reasons to celebrate, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

The Maccabeats' tongue-in-cheek video re-enactment of the Hanukkah story, "Candlelight," sung to the tune of the pop song "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz, has gotten well over 2 million views since its release a couple of weeks ago.

Watch the Maccabeats' YouTube video below, and let the toe tapping and head bopping begin.

The song is also available for purchase on iTunes.