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Hanukkah 2018 Playlist: Celebrate With Songs From Jewish Artists

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Kosha Dillz performs onstage at Seaside Park on June 21, 2015 in Ventura, Calif.

It is that time of year again! While we all sort through leftover Black Friday deals and enjoy the current rush of holiday parties we can RSVP a +1 to, let us not forget the ultimate holiday of Hanukkah. Along with other Jewish holidays, Hanukkah falls on the lunar calendar of Kislev (pronounced Kiss-lev), which basically means that it happens at different times every year.

As I write this from the holiest co-working space of the world (aka Jerusalem's WeWork) I curated a playlist of Jewish artists from Israel to Canada and California, helping your ears celebrate the holiday of miracles (that you might've not known was even happening until now)! Acts range from A-Wa and Haim to Dudu Faruk, Adi, the late Mac Miller and of course Matisyahu, who has his legendary Festival of Lights concert this Thursday at Brooklyn Steel with Soulrebels and Griz in New York City.

And yes -- the Canadian artist is Drake.   

Last Hanukkah in Paris, a video was filmed for Kosha Dillz's latest single "Other Side of Happiness" featuring the Alvarez Kings. Tonight in Jerusalem he gets to perform it alongside Portnoy, before a string of Hanukkah (and Christmas) shows in the U.S. It is the second single from his forthcoming 2019 release Nobody Cares Except You.