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Oh Chanukah

From the song, “Oh Chanukah”, we celebrate a miracle that took place in 165 BCE, when the Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated to the service of the one true God.  It took human effort, and belief, mixed with a Divine touch that speaks to hearts today.  Wishing you and your family Light from above!

“Chanukah, oh Chanukah, come light the menorah
Chanukah, oh Chanukah, come light the menorah
Gather ’round the table and let’s have a treat
Happy songs we’ll sing, and latkes we’ll eat

And while we are singing
The candles are burning bright
One for each night, they shed a sweet light
And remind us of days long ago

Oh Chanukah, oh Chanukah, a festival of joy
A holiday, a jolly day, for every girl and boy
Gather ’round the table and let’s have a treat
Happy songs we’ll sing, and latkes we’ll eat

And while we are singing
We’ll think of those days long ago
And then we’ll tell the story of the miracles, glory
And dance by the candles burning low.”

 

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6 Comments : Leave a Reply

  1. We learned that song (slightly different wording though) in music class when I was in 4th or 5th grade..I can’t remember exactly. I still remember it though.

    • avatar admin says:

      Isn’t that amazing, Wendy, how we can remember things from long ago (at least in my case-!), but often can’t remember what happened yesterday? 🙂 We grew up singing, “My dreidl, dreidl, dreidl, I made it out of clay….” Now I have kids in the choir singing “in Excelsius Deo” with Russian accents. Gotta love it….

  2. avatar Sybil says:

    My Grandsons sang a new stanza to “Dreidl, Dreidl” for us. It goes, Dreidl ,dreidl, dreidl, I made it out of bread….I did not spin my dreidl, ….I ate it up instead”.

  3. avatar AP says:

    I clearly recall the song I learned at a very young age …” ‘Tis the week of Hanukkah, good cheer it is bringing. This holiday we celebrate with dancing and singing. Gather ’round together the hora we’ll do, and then join in the song that our forefathers knew. But hush now, and come now, the candles we’ll light one by one. Then hear the story of God and his glory and how precious freedom was won.”

    And we would dance in a circle and go faster and faster..

    I loved that song. Still do :O)

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