by (@BHSmithNYC)

Heavy Metal Hanukkah: 20 Head-Banging Hebrews

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Tonight at sundown the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins. The holiday, which will occur over the next eight nights days, celebrates the victory of Judah Maccabee and the ancient Judeans over the forces of Antiochus IV Epiphanes which already sounds like the subject of a totally awesome metal song. Given the New York City area’s rich hard rock tradition and large Jewish-American population it goes without saying that quite a few of our favorite head bangers have lit the Menorah. From old school hard rockers like Kiss and Mountain, through thrash heroes Anthrax and up to modern bands like Killswitch Engage and The Dillinger Escape Plan, Jewish musicians have played a huge role in the history of hard rock so this Hanukkah let’s light a candle and say l’chaim to 20 of the greatest Jewish metal heads of all time.

by (@fdot415)

Friday Face-Off Music Videos: Drake vs. Adam Lambert

Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating the eight-day Festival of Lights starting tomorrow! We’re all about any holiday that involves gift exchanges and food, so we’re facing off Drake and Adam Lambert – two pop stars who, practicing or not, have a Jewish heritage. Who’s video would you bet your dreidel stash on to win this battle: “HYFR” or “Whataya Want From Me?”  Read our case for each if you can’t decide. Vote after the jump while we our stuff our faces with latkes. Mmmm…latkes.

Vote Team Glambert or Team Drizzy.