Have we reached a tipping point? Has Hanukkah become the must-be-seen celebration for the hip and famous, regardless of semitic bona-fides? It sure looks that way. Exhibit A? Zooey Deschanel.
With a simple “Happy Chanukah y’all!!!” Zooey racked up a mind-boggling eighty eight thousand Instagram “likes.”
The thing is: Zooey isn’t Jewish. She’s Roman Catholic.
But hey, at least she spelled “Chanukah” right. Frankly, that’s good enough for me. So, on behalf of the entire Jewish people, I accept her Chanukah wishes. And, Zooey, if you’re reading this and want to follow up with some Chanukah presents, here are some suggestions.
Now, let’s see if she starts instagramming Passover brunch.