Yep, still Chanukah!

Have a very traditional song: “Al Hanisim”; words from an extra paragraph inserted into the daily prayers on Chanukah (and Purim), melody by Dov Frimer, sung by Shira Kline:


Video by ShiraKline

Or if you are not feeling quite so traditional, here’s “Light Up the Night” by the Ein Prat Fountainheads (which actually quotes words from “Al Hanisim”):


Video by einpratfountainheads

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Last day of Chanukah!

(Which follows the last night of Chanukah.)

I finish up the holiday with two–count ’em!–Chanukah songs.

The first is “Light One Candle” by Peter Yarrow, sung by Peter, Paul, and Mary:


Video from the PBS Holiday Concert, posted by Loren Newsom

Peter, Paul, and Mary debuted “Light One Candle” during their 1982 Holiday Concert at Carnegie Hall, and if you keep count as they sing, you will see that the lyrics “light one candle” repeat exactly eight times–and if you watch carefully, you can see that the children light one candle each time that phrase is repeated, making them a human menorah.

(The top comment on this particular YouTube is by the producer and director of the PBS show, how awesome is that?)

And the second song is “Al Hanisim”; words from an extra paragraph inserted into the daily prayers on Chanukah (and Purim), melody by Dov Frimer, sung by Shira Kline:


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Enjoy the end of Chanukah!
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