Ceremonies /
Chanukah
Chanukah

Chanukah, Chanukah / Levin Kipnis
Chanukah, Chanukah, such a beautiful festival
Agreeable light all around, the child is so young
Chanukah, Chanukah, a spinning top spinning
Spin please spin, spin please spin
Everything is pleasant and good


Lighting the Chanukah Candles
Blessed are you, Lord, our God,  King of the universe 
who has sanctified us with His commandments and
commanded us to light the Chanukah candles
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, King of the universe
who performed miracles for our fathers
in those days, in our time
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, King of the universe,
who has granted us life, sustained us and enabled us to
reach this time


Maoz Tzur/Folk song
O mighty stronghold of my salvation,
to praise You is a delight.
Restore my House of Prayer
and there we will bring a thanksgiving offering.
When You will have prepared the slaughter
for the blaspheming foe,
Then I shall complete with a song of hymn
the dedication of the Altar


The Days of Chanukah/Avraham Avronim
The days of Chanukah, Chanukah our temple
With happiness and joy we fill our hearts
Night and day we will spin our spinning tops
We will all eat doughnuts
Illuminate, light up
Many Chanukah candles
Because of the miracles and because of the wonders
Which the Maccabees carried out


We will tell of the Maccabee’s victory, we will sing
About how their hand overcame the enemies
Jerusalem was resurrected
The people of Israel were resourceful
Illuminate, light up
Many Chanukah candles
Because of the miracles and because of the wonders
Which the Maccabees carried out  


We carry torches / Aharon Zeev
We carry torches in dark nights
the paths shine under our feet
and whoever has a heart and is thirsty for light - 
will look to heaven and will come to us to the light
Let him come!
No miracle happened to us
We didn’t find a jar of oil
We went to the valley and ascended the mountain
We discovered the hidden springs of light
No miracle happened to us
We didn’t find a jar of oil
We hewed the rock until we bled, let there be light!


Going to the light/Ehud Banai
This path starts here
between the bank branch and the spring
unpaved, not always marked
this path starts here


It crosses the town
ascends the mountain
continues to the sea
continues tomorrow too
cuts through the air, between the houses
going to the light, to the new life


Go to it, ascend it now
Bird angels are above you
Accompanying your steps
From a distance a light comes on
Don’t detour so you will find your way back


This song starts here
blue on the white shelf
unfinished, not always deliberate
this song starts here


It crosses the town
ascends the mountain
continues to the sea
continues tomorrow too

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