Orrin Hatch “Sorry” He’s Not Jewish

Senator Orrin Hatch (R) shows his mezuzah

Senator Orrin Hatch (R) shows his mezuzah

Senior Republican Senator Orrin Hatch says he will do “anything” for the Jewish people, and even sometimes wishes that he was born Jewish.

The statements came during an interview Hatch did with The Mormon Times. The Utah Senator, known for penning Christian hymns and patriotic songs, spoke with the magazine about a new ode he wrote to honor Hanukkah called “Eight Days of Hanukkah.”

“Anything I can do for the Jewish people, I will do,” Hatch said. “Mormons believe the Jewish people are the chosen people, just like the Old Testament says.”

At one point during the interview, Hatch unbuttoned his white dress shirt to expose the golden mezuzah necklace he wears every day. Mezuzahs also adorn the doorways of his homes in Washington and Utah. Hatch keeps a Torah in his Senate office.

“Not a real Torah, but sort of a mock Torah,” he said. “I feel sorry I’m not Jewish sometimes.”

Hatch wrote the lyrics for “Eight Days of Hanukkah” and the music was composed by Madeline Stone, a Jewish songwriter from the Upper West Side of Manhattan who specializes in Christian music. Though she admits to being a liberal Democrat, Stone says their collaboration “became more about the music and the friendship for me and Orrin.”

Hatch speaks of “Eight Days of Hanukkah” as a gift to the Jewish people. “This song means more to me than most of the songs I have ever written,” he said. “People need to know the story of Hanukkah. It was a miracle.”

Here is the official music video, featuring Senator Hatch:

Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.


  • The m.f.’s runing for President. He knows the Christians hate the Mormons after Romney’s defeat so he wants to be a bagel eater. It makes him kosher.

  • Orrin shouldn’t worry about not having been born Jewish. As Judd Hirsch said in Independence Day, “Nobody’s perfect”. LOL!

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  • Yeah Phil, you may be onto something there…. but he’s probably looking to become the head of the Senate, should the GOP take over in 2010, IMO.

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  • what a moron. admitting to being an antiChrist and proud of it.. and a JEWISH "Christian" songwriter..? give me a break. Oh, and by the way, the Old Testament says NOTHING about jews being 'the chosen people' – it is clear that the Israelites, the descendants of Isaac, are the chosen. And make no mistake, modern jews have NO relation to true Israelites. They even admit it in their own writings [see the jewish encyclopedia]. They are in fact the most anti-Israelite race on earth. They just keep up the ruse to continue their parasitic existence. Wake up people…

  • See the Jewish Encyclopedia? What the fuck kind of authority is that? WHAT is that? Dickhead.

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  • I happen to be Jewish but never knew his thoughts in relation to Jews which had No bearing on My thoughts of Senator Hatch. I always had Respect for Senator Hatch for his stance against Codex Alimentarius in relation to the use of Vitamins, Herbs, Minerals etc. to Not being able to be used for Therapeutic reasons & it being reclassified as Drugs. As far as I am concerned He has always Stood for the Good Of Man.

  • Anyone else think he pulled out a joint instead of the mezuzah??

  • Orin Hatch is suffering some serious identity problems. Why on earth would he wish he were born Jewish? What is there about being Jewish that is to envy?

    Does he wish he were part of the World's Banking elite? I suppose being born Jewish would've perhaps allowed him to join that club.

    I suppose he can continue to legislate big gifts to Israel from Washington. He can continue to legislate big military gifts to Israel, like white phosphorus bombs they can drop on Palestinian school chidren.

    I'm sure he'll do anything they ask, whenever they ask.

    I wish he'd convert, and move to Israel, so he can labor on Isreal's behalf in Israel, instead of from Washington.

    I don't know why I to contribute to Israel with my income taxes just because law makers like Orin Hatch are having some perverse love affair with a race of people that could care less about him.

    He should ask most Jews, or Israeli's what they are willing to do for America. They would answer that they are willing to lobby our representatives into giving them huge free gifts at the expense of American taxpayers, and as far as putting their necks out on the line for us: Does anyone remember the USS Liberty?

    Nobody seems to remember that prior to 1948 all the terrorist organizations in the area of Palestine were Jewish. They were the ones bombing the British & Arabs as they agitated for the free gift of land, taken from the rightful, lawful owners by the world via the UN, known now as Israel.

    Hey Orin, there's nothing wrong with being a Mormon.

  • Prior to 1948 the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was an allied of the Nazis.
    It was at his behest that the massacre of the Jewish community transpired in
    Hevron. A community of Orthodox,whose sole occupation was learniing of
    holy scared writ. A community that coexisted with their Arab neighbors for hundrends
    of years. Not to mention all the Arab terrorists groups attacking British Soliders in
    Palestine,and Jewish citizens all through out the 1930’s and early 1940’s.

  • It doesn’tlook like a joint; it looks like a roach clip.

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