In important Hanukkah news, Haim released Hanukkah merch. (Last year, they released “Happy Haimukkah” long-sleeves, which I may or may not own.)
This year, they’re back with a very artistic take on the Festival of Lights. It’s an abstract Star of David with various words associated with Hanukkah — “Dreidel,” “Candle,” “Maccabees,” “Eight Days,” “Latkes,” “Lights,” and “Presents.” It’s very straightforward — but, honestly, we’re here for it.
But the fun, primary-colored design is only one reason to buy it. Another? A portion of sales will go to the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Tree of Life is the synagogue where tragedy struck last month, when a gunman opened fire during Shabbat and murdered 11 congregants.
While they don’t speak about their Jewish identity a ton, the Haim sisters — Este, Danielle, and Alanna — have a super Jewish origin story. Their first gig was at a Jewish deli, and they were paid in matzah ball soup. (Yes, really.) Their dad is Israeli, and they almost called their band “The Bagel Bitches.”
Plus, last year, on Instagram, they released an amazing Hanukkah song.
It feels right that their Hanukkah merch this year is in support of the Jewish community.
Header Image via shop.haimtheband.com