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Chanukah Treats for All of Israelseen Friends – Enjoy

          Hanukkah (pronounced HAH-nə-kə ;[1][2][3] Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah, Chanukkah or Chanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

 

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah or Hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical Menorah consists of eight branches with an additional raised branch. The extra light is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש, “attendant”)[4] and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the shamash is to have a light available for use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves is forbidden.[5]

 

 

Vocals and vocal arrangements by Yoav Hoze, Shani Lachmish, and Ahava Katzin.

Directed and Filmed by Ben R. Original Music and Lyrics by Ben R:

Light it up now
Put your hands up
Singing Hanukkah

Tell the story
of our freedom
Hanu Hanukkah

Banu Choshech Legaresh
Beyadeinu or va’esh
Kol echad hu or katan
Ve’chulanu or eitan

Tell the story
of our freedom
Hanu Hanukkah

 

Music and Lyrics by Ben R.:

Gonna shine tonight
Dreamin of freedom, ready to fight
Searchin’ for the light
Makin’ it last for eight crazy nights

Throw back the darkness
Turn on the lights
We gonna show the world tonight
Fires of freedom
Burnin’ real bright tonight
Woh oh oh oh!

Light up the night, beat back the shadows
Knowin’ the world’s gonna light up for you
Light up the night, dance till the morning
Spinnin’ it up, Wo oh oh oh!

Headin’ out a’ sight
Got my Menorah, set to ignite
At the speed of light
Chasing my dreams, about to take flight

Throw back the darkness
Turn on the lights
We gonna show the world tonight
Fires of freedom
Blazin’ real bright tonight
Woh oh oh oh!

Light up the night, beat back the shadows
Knowin’ the world’s gonna light up for you
Light up the night, dance till the morning
Spinnin’ it up, Wo oh oh oh!

For just eight nights,
Gather together
Glimmers of those
Who light up your life

For just eight nights
Gaze up in wonder
Al Hanissim
Ve al hapurkan!

Al Hanissim, Al Hapurkan (For the miracles and for the salvation)
Yamim Hahem, Bazman Hazeh (In those days, at this time)
Al Hanissim, Al Hapurkan
Yamim Hahem, Bazman Hazeh

All I need, One little light
Gonna chase, Darkness away
All I need, One little light
Gonna chase, Darkness away

Al Hanissim Ve al Hapurkan
Yamim Ha hem Bazman Hazeh
All I need is one little light
Gonna chase this darkness away

Light up the night, beat back the shadows
Knowin’ the world’s gonna light up for you
Light up the night, dance till the morning
Spinnin’ it up, Spinin’ it down!

Light up the night, beat back the shadows
Knowin’ the world’s gonna light up for you
Light up the night, dance till the morning
Spinnin’ it up, All night long!

 

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