Smokey Robinson Made One Mother’s Hanukkah Very Memorable

The Motown legend accidentally mispronounced the Jewish holiday when he read the Hebrew spelling Chanukah (Cha-NOOK-ah) and posted it on Twitter Sunday. The post Smokey Robinson Made One Mother’s Hanukkah Very Memorable appeared first on The Seattle Medium.

Smokey Robinson Made One Mother’s Hanukkah Very Memorable
Smokey Robinson, shown here at the 2019 Grammys,
made one mom very happy this holiday season.
Photo/Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

By Marianne Garvey, CNN

(CNN) — Smokey Robinson took a do-over at pronouncing Hanukkah for a fan on Cameo, the celebrity greeting service.

The Motown legend accidentally mispronounced the Jewish holiday when he read the Hebrew spelling Chanukah (Cha-NOOK-ah) and posted it on Twitter Sunday.

“My mom grew up on the same street as Smokey Robinson in Detroit. So for Chanukah, I wanted to reunite them via @Cameo,” shared Jeff Jacobson, who commissioned the original Cameo for his mom. “But the video takes a strange twist.”

Robinson had admitted he had “no idea what Chanookah is” in the video, so he re-recorded the message. “Hey @jeffjacobson — in the spirit of 2020, I’m gonna need a do-over! Please DM your mother’s phone number so we can try this again,” he tweeted Monday in a message to Jacobson.

Jacobson sounded very appreciative of Robinson’s efforts.

“By the way, @smokeyrobinson can pronounce it any way he damn well pleases,” Jacobson wrote. “He is a true legend whose music has been with me since birth. His kindness and generosity of spirit has already made this most-unusual 2020 Chanukah one of my family’s most memorable. Also, my mom says hi.”

He added: “But you owe her and us nothing. We love you!”

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