God upholds the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and befriends the stranger, providing him with food and clothing. You too must befriend the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt  -(Deuteronomy10:19)

         

Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannuka and the Festival of Lights) is an eight-day Jewish holiday that usually takes place between late November and late December. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees, a Jewish rebel army, over the Syrians in 165 B.C.E., as well as the subsequent rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem. Jews around the world celebrate with eight nights of merriment. Traditions include lighting the menorah, exchanging gifts and enjoying treats cooked in oil.


 

 

Yeme ha Hanukkah, hanukat mikdasheinu

B'gil uv'simcha m'mal'im et libeinu

Layla vayom s'vivoneinu yisov

Sufganiyot nochal gam larov

Ha'iru, hadliku nerot Hanukkah rabim

Al hanisim v'al hanifla'ot

Asher chol'lu haMakabim

Al hanisim v'al hanifla'ot

Asher chol'lu haMakabim

 

 

These days of Hanukkah, the dedication of our Sanctuary

With glee and joy we fill our hearts

Day and night our dreidels' spin

We eat many Hanukkah pastries

Give light! Kindle many Hanukkah candles

For the miracles and the wonders

That the Maccabees brought forth

For the miracles and the wonders

That the Maccabees brought forth

 

 

music: Hanukah

 

          

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