Hatch pens song in celebration of Hanukkah

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has penned a Hanukkah song for the Jewish holiday, which begins this Friday at sundown.

The senator wrote the lyrics, Madeline Stone wrote the music, and Rasheeda Azar provided the vocals.

The song caught the attention of fellow members of Congress.

"Having a Mormon member of the U.S. Senate add to the Hanukkah song collection is right up there with the unexpected," said New York Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Hatch himself was pleased with the response. "I have had people say they love it. I have been stopped as I walk through the halls," he said.

The song was recorded for Tablet Magazine and was posted Tuesday night on the New York Times website. Reaction from commenters was mixed:

One wrote: "Mazel Tov, Senator Hatch."

Another said: "Thanks Senator Hatch for 'reaching across the aisle' with your catchy tune."

But another comment reads: "This is the most canned, unimaginative crap I've heard all day."

To listen to Hatch's Hanukkah song, click the play button below.

Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.

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