By Olivia B. Waxman
December 19, 2016

Now online: A Hanukkah-themed parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton performed for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the Dec. 14 White House Hanukkah Party by the Jewish a cappella group Six13.

The medley explains how Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem that had been defiled by some Hellenistic kings after the Maccabean Revolt (see 1 Maccabees 4:36-59). According to this account, Judah Maccabee and his followers built a new altar and dedicated it on the 25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev in 165 B.C.

Sample lyrics from the spoof of the musical’s opening number “Alexander Hamilton”:

Watch the full song below.

Another Jewish a cappella group, The Maccabeats, also recently released a Hanukkah-themed parody of Hamilton, so you can compare the two here.

In 2016, the holiday starts the evening of Dec. 24 and ends the evening of Jan. 1, 2017.

Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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