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A Parakeet Named Dreidel: A holiday reading by Socalled

In Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story A Parakeet Named Dreidel, the unexpected arrives in the form of a tropical bird on a cold Hanukkah night.

Canadian musician Josh Dolgin reads the Hanukkah story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

A parakeet shows up at David's window one snowy Hanukkah night in the 2015 children's story A Parakeet Named Dreidel. (Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock)

A good lesson to keep in mind during the holidays is to expect the unexpected, and roll with it. 

In Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story A Parakeet Named Dreidel, the unexpected arrives in the form of a tropical bird on a cold Hanukkah night.

With the Festival Of Lights now underway, we invite you to settle in for a reading of the beloved Hanukkah children's book by the multi-talented Canadian performer Josh Dolgin.

Dologin, better known by his stage name Socalled, remixed the iconic As It Happens themesong in 2013.

A Parakeet Named Dreidel is the latest addition to the As It Happens annual holiday reading series.

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