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Drake Celebrates Rosh Hashanah With Friends

The Jewish rapper shared a photo on Instagram depicting his New Years celebrations
By: Culture Staff
Published: September 18th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News
Drake with Ryan Silverstein (left) and Future The Prince (right)Pic: MTV

Toronto-born Jewish rapper, Drake, is proud of his heritage. His music video for ‘HYFR’, depicting the hip hop star getting re-Bar Mitzvahed, recently was awarded a 2012 MTV Video Music for Best Hip-Hop Video.

Drake has never shied away from publicly embracing Judaism. In an interview with MTV News earlier this year, he explained why ‘HYFR’ was so important to him.

“I think its just insight into my genuine character. I think that’s what’s most entertaining about it,” Drake told MTV News.

“The fun being had in the video is real fun and insight into my mind, because I thought of this. This is a Drake moment, a lot like the talking [I do] onstage, because that’s really me.”

“I’m proud, a proud young Jewish boy. When I had a Bar Mitzvah back in the day, my mom really didn’t have that much money. We kinda just did it in the basement of an Italian restaurant, which I guess is kinda like a faux pas. I told myself that if I ever got rich, I’d throw myself a re-Bar Mitzvah. That’s the concept for the video.”

So it comes as no surprise that Drake would post a photo on Instagram of himself and a couple friends, fellow Forest Hiller Ryan Silverstein and DJ, Future The Prince, sharing a Rosh Hashanah meal. The candid photo was accompanied by the caption, “Jew Year.”

Additionally, Drake retweeted Kat Dennings post reading, “Let your Jewishness flag fly on these holy holidays, y’all#RoshHashanah”.

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