(JTA) — Celebrities are identical to the remainder of us — flooding their social media feeds with candlelight and scorching latkes on the primary evening of Hanukkah.
On Sunday evening, Jewish stars of the stage, display screen and statehouse shared movies of themselves celebrating the start of the eight-day vacation. Even some non-Jewish celebrities obtained in on the motion. Right here’s what you might need missed.
The “Hamilton” actor and rapper supplied the soundtrack to final 12 months’s vacation when he released his instant classic, “Puppy for Hannukah.” This 12 months, Diggs spent the primary evening of Hanukkah frying up latkes together with his mother (with a cartoon Bernie Sanders within the background).
The sisters HAIM have turned Hanukkah social media posts into one thing of an artwork type, utilizing the eight days to advertise new songs. This 12 months, the band posted a video of themselves in menorah headdresses inviting followers to return nightly for “particular issues.”
HAIM shouldn’t be the one band turning Hanukkah right into a spectacular. As he did final 12 months, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is spending the holiday releasing covers of songs by Jewish artists, beginning with a hard-rock version of Lisa Loeb’s hit song “Stay.”
The “West Wing” actor and Jewish Twitter mainstay obtained within the Hanukkah spirit early this 12 months, making ready latkes on Friday.
The Bravo personality and consummate Jewish dad shared an image of himself staring lovingly at his son — whom he described as having “a pleasant Semitic head of hair” at beginning — whereas lighting the household menorah.
The Jeopardy host celebrated with a giant batch of vegan sufganiyot, the donuts eaten to have a good time the miracle of the oil lasting for eight days. She additionally shared a photograph of herself with a number of lit menorahs on an Instagram web page for her podcast, Bialik Breakdown.
Doug Emhoff and Vice President Kamala Harris
Emhoff posted an image of himself with Harris lighting a menorah (presumably by Spode) in entrance of a window. It’s the second time this month that the Second Husband has emphasised the household’s Jewish practices; earlier, he shared that putting up a mezuzah on the vice president’s residence, a primary for the nation, was a excessive level of his 12 months.
The Jewish comic posted a particular “cooking” video of herself making challah — a part of an prolonged gag concerning the restricted vacation traditions in her household. “We by no means celebrated Hanukkah rising up. We lit candles and we obtained cash,” she stated, earlier than producing, effectively, you’ll see.
Non-Jewish celebrities obtained in on the motion, too
Singer Mariah Carey posted a snippet of a vide of her instructing a Hanukkah music she stated she discovered in grade faculty — she grew up on New York’s Lengthy Island — to 2 of her younger youngsters.
Comic Tig Notaro didn’t put up any footage from Hanukkah, however she informed Ellen Degeneres final week that she deliberate to gentle a menorah together with her youngsters. Nobody within the household is Jewish, she stated, however her youngsters discovered about Jewish traditions at college — together with the one about eight days of presents.
And Trish Paytas, the YouTube character who ignited a TikTok-sized controversy final 12 months when she started celebrating Hanukkah together with her Israeli boyfriend, posted a collection of movies from their first evening — together with one displaying off the Hebrew she’s discovered over the course of the 12 months and one which showcases her first-night reward haul.