Judith and Holofernes (Hanukkah song)

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    Cover folds open, brilliantly saturated color cardboard case, artwork by Jane Peppler, liner notes

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mrs. Maccabee's Kitchen: New Hanukah Songs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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My Yiddish teacher Sheva Zucker suggested the topic of this song. The story of Judith and Holofernes (google it for the gory details) used to be part of the Hanukkah story but is perhaps a little too wild and spicy for today's bland celebration. I did a cartoon video for it.


Liner notes available with download of full album.


from Mrs. Maccabee's Kitchen: New Hanukah Songs, released October 1, 2012
Jane Peppler: vocals and English concertina
Aviva Enoch: piano
Jim Baird: acoustic bass
Ken Bloom: guitar


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Folk music band plays "More-or-less traditional music of the Northern Hemisphere and the Previous Millennium." Vocals, lots of instruments, specializing in Eastern European music (Balkan, Slavic, Russian, Polish); Jewish music in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino; Celtic, British Isles and early American / Colonial music. And swing. ... more

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