My favorite Hanukkah memory is covering the Eight Crazy Nights tour for the Forward in 2006. The tour featured Yidcore, Jewdriver, and the Zydepunks as well as Jericho’s Echo: Punk Rock in the Holy Land. I attended shows on the first two nights of Hanukkah in San Francisco and Berkeley. After that tour, it was inevitable that I’d write Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk.
Check out my Forward article, which noted, “The tour featured a magical world where Manischewitz wine flows like water, a limitless supply of bagels is available for noshing and throwing, and yarmulkes are worn just for fun.” Take a look back at that magical world with the photos below.
The First Night of Hanukkah: San Francisco
The Second Night of Hanukkah: Berkeley
All photos by Michael Croland