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Chanukah
The Days of Chanukah

Lyrics: Avraham Avronin

Music: Folk

The days of Chanukah, the dedication of our temple

With happiness and joy we will fill our hearts

Day and night the spinning top will turn

We will eat a lot of doughnuts

 

Illuminate, light the many Chanukah candles!

About the miracles and about the wonders which the Maccabees carried out

 

We will tell of the victory of the Maccabees, we will sing

About the Greeks and how their might increased

Jerusalem was reborn

The people of Israel were quick witted

 

Illuminate, light the many Chanukah candles!

About the miracles and about the wonders which the Maccabees carried out

 

The source is found in the addition to the Amida prayer and grace after meals prayer:

About the miracles and about the relief and about the heroism and about the salvation and about the wonders and about the consolations that you did for our fathers in those days and in this time.

The words of the well known song by Avrahahm Avronim deal also with the miracles and the wonders, that were not made by the Holy One Blessed Be He, but rather by the Maccabees, and in their honour we light the Chanukah candles. The people of Israel are the ones who used their ingenuity.

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