HomeNewsBusinessCultureHealthVideoNewsletter

Omri Casspi & the Houston Rockets Get in the Hanukkah Spirit [VIDEO]

Watch Casspi, Dwight Howard, James Harden and the gang sing their own rendition of the "Dreidel Song"; it's pretty awful

By: Zak Edwards
Published: November 29th, 2013 in News » Local
Houston Rockets all star Dwight Howard

Well, this is turning out to be quite the annual tradition.

Last year, many were delightfully surprised when the Houston Rockets released a video that featured their star players singing a loose rendition of the "Dreidel Song."

This year, the Rockets are at it again, and with the addition of Israeli NBA star Omri Casspi - the first Israeli to play in the league, Gal Mekel is the second - you'd think they'd do an even better job.

Apparently, though, Casspi is only familiar with the Hebrew version.

Regardless, he's certainly getting into the Chanukah spirit and may be doing so all the way to the White House. According to Ynet News, “Casspi will soon replace his Rockets jersey with a festive suit and travel from Texas to Washington after being invited to the White House to meet President Barack Obama and light Hanukkah candles, as part of the White House's traditional-symbolic menorah lighting ceremony.”

On the occasion, Casspi said, "I’m so excited. A dream come true to be invited to the White House...I will represent Israel and the Jewish community."

Casspi is also going to take his mother along for the lighting, who is flying in to be with her son during the holidays. Of course, she never banked on also meeting the president at the same time.

Watch him, Dwight Howard, James Harden, Jeremy Lin and the gang sing the "Dreidel Song" below, 2013 edition:

Related articles: Houston Rockets, Omri Casspi, Israel News, Dreidel, Hanukkah
0 times
What You Missed in the News: November 24 - December

Our Top Stories this week include our Top Hanukkah videos, Kanye West, Harley Morenstein, Omri Casspi, the Iron Sheik, and more

Thanksgivukkah: A Recap

Today marks the merging of two holidays that won't fall on the same day for another 78k years; with plenty of recipes, videos, parodies, and more, Shalom Life looks at all the headlines leading up to this historic occasion

Obama Wishes You A Happy Thanksgivukkah

In annual Thanksgiving speech, the U.S. President says pilgrims and Maccabees overcame “insurmountable odds”

Stereotypes Prevail on Porn4Jews [PICS]

The new Tumblr dedicated to getting Jewish people hot and heavy relies primarly on age-old stereotypes, though it's certainly worth a few laughs

Jewish Hall of Fame: Yitzhak Rabin

Our 4th inductee into the Jewish Hall of Fame is the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, one of the most influential and important figures in Israel's history

Nazi-Looted Art Installed at Los Angeles Museum

St. Catherine of Alexandria by Bernardo Strozzi, painted in Italy circa 1615, is a gift to the LA Museum from Philippa Calnan, a descendent of the original owner

What You Missed in the News: November 24 - December

Our Top Stories this week include our Top Hanukkah videos, Kanye West, Harley Morenstein, Omri Casspi, the Iron Sheik, and more

Thanksgivukkah: A Recap

Today marks the merging of two holidays that won't fall on the same day for another 78k years; with plenty of recipes, videos, parodies, and more, Shalom Life looks at all the headlines leading up to this historic occasion

Obama Wishes You A Happy Thanksgivukkah

In annual Thanksgiving speech, the U.S. President says pilgrims and Maccabees overcame “insurmountable odds”

Stereotypes Prevail on Porn4Jews [PICS]

The new Tumblr dedicated to getting Jewish people hot and heavy relies primarly on age-old stereotypes, though it's certainly worth a few laughs

Jewish Hall of Fame: Yitzhak Rabin

Our 4th inductee into the Jewish Hall of Fame is the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, one of the most influential and important figures in Israel's history

American Studies Association Calls for Boycott of Israeli Universities

“Critical discussions of Israel’s policies towards Palestine no longer taboo,” says David Lloyd, n English Professor at the University of California

news_scroll_down
OUR FACEBOOK FANS
Blogs
Take Responsibility for Your Own

The 19 year old sophomore sat on the exam table looking at the floor. A college student with obvious charm

The Stanford Prison Experiment at

In 1971, researchers set up a prison in the basement of Stanford University's Psychology Department. The idea was to

U.S. vs. Europe: Health Care

As I have tried to make abundantly clear the United States is the only country in the industrialized world that

Hands Off America

Alright, that does it.Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans have been willing to do their part for

Fat Returns After Liposuction ...

A study appeared in a journal titled “Obesity” which was reported by a group from the University of Colorado. In

What does Victory Look Like?

Sixty-five years ago today, World War II officially came to an end. On September 2, 1945, Japanese Foreign Minister

Share This Story With Your Friends!

Your Name:

Friend's Name:

E-Mail:

Friend's E-Mail:

(This information will not be displayed publicly)

Optional Message: