Dear Fans, The past month or so has been, to put it lightly, wild: twenty shows, eleven states, four countries on three continents, three TV appearances, two new videos (and a cameo in one more), and one original song. The Hanukkah/holiday season culminated in our annual December 25 show at BBKing in NYC’s Times Square, where we got …


For years, the name Maccabeats has been synonymous with catchy and exciting a cappella covers and parodies of songs from all genres. All of our videos, albums, and concerts have been filled with music written by other people. …Until now. In honor of Hanukkah 2012, we are proud to debut our first original song, “Shine.” Shine is a …


Our newest video was a lot of fun to make, and while it doesn’t accurately represent our decision-making process, there was some reality mixed in: Firstly, we’ll be shying away from full-length parodies for the time being. Taking tunes from other artists in a legal grey area, and doing it by the books usually involves a lengthy and …



This year, instead of sending around cards or emails to our friends, family, and fans, we decided to do something a little more…musical. The melody we are whistling in our short Rosh Hashanah clip is traditionally sung before commencing the evening High Holiday prayers. This tune, something that we have been singing since our youths, is over a …



Ten Candles?


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One of our favorite mistakes, and the action that continues to inspire fan email two years later, is that we lit candles with a “second shamash” in our Candlelight video. For those who didn’t notice, at one point in the video, one of our singers lit a Chanukkah menorah which already had eight candles and one shamash in …


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