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Celebrate Chanukah with Rahel!

by Rahel

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My favorite Chanukah songs.
  • 01:17 Story Lyrics
    Chanuka Blessings Israeli ברכות של חנוכה

    From Chabad.org

     

    The following two (or three) blessings are said before the menorah is lit. (Click here for full lighting instructions, and Click here for a printable PDF of the blessings.)

    First blessing:

    בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר חֲנֻכָּה

    Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tzi-va-nu le-had-lik ner Cha-nu-kah.
    Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light.

    Second blessing:

    בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁעָשָׂה נִסִּים לַאֲבוֹתֵינוּ בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם בִּזְּמַן הַזֶּה

    Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech Ha-olam she-a-sa ni-sim la-avo-te-nu ba-ya-mim ha-hem bi-zman ha-zeh.
    Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.

    Third blessing, recited only on the first night (or the first time lighting this Chanukah):

    בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לִזְּמַן הַזֶּה

    Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech Ha-olam she-heche-ya-nu ve-ki-yi-ma-nu ve-higi-a-nu liz-man ha-zeh.
    Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.

  • 01:56 Story Lyrics
    Maoz Tzur מָעוֹז צוּר

    מָעוֹז צוּר יְשׁוּעָתִי, לְךָ נָאֶה לְשַׁבֵּחַ
    תִּכּוֹן בֵּית תְּפִלָּתִי, וְשָׁם תּוֹדָה נְזַבֵּחַ.
    לְעֵת תָּכִין מַטְבֵּחַ מִצָּר הַמְנַבֵּחַ.
    אָז אֶגְמוֹר בְּשִׁיר מִזְמוֹר חֲנֻכַּת הַמִּזְבֵּחַ.
     ‎

    Ma'oz Tzur Yeshu'ati, lekha na'eh leshabe'ah.

    Tikon beit tefilati, vesham toda nezabe'ah.
    Le'et takhin matbe'ah mitzar hamnabe'ah.
    Az egmor beshir mizmor hanukat hamizbe'ah.

    My refuge, my rock of salvation! 'Tis pleasant to sing Your praises.
    Let our house of prayer be restored. And there we will offer You our thanks.
    When You will have slaughtered the barking foe.
    Then we will celebrate with song and psalm the altar's dedication.
  • 03:09 Story Lyrics
    A Chanukah Light by Rahel

    A Chanukah Light

    c 2016 Ann R. Silverman-Limor aka Rahel

    CHORUS

    Look at the candles burning bright – banishing darkness in the night

    Through everything we have not lost sight of the Everlasting Guiding Light

     

    Verse 1

    Come join me now in joyous song – return again to where you belong

    Light a candle to be strong then gather round and sing along                                              CHORUS

     

    Verse 2

    Watch the candles burning slow(ly)– see our faces all a-glow

    Gentle winds begin to blow - our spirits dancing to and fro                                                  CHORUS

     

    Verse 3

    Now is the night turned into day – a still small voice, we hear it say

    Whispering softly, “Let us pray” – accompanying us along our way                                    CHORUS

     

    Verse 4

    Eight nights, eight days we do reflect – eight nights, eight days not to forget

    But to defend and to protect with courage, honor and respect                                           CHORUS

     

    Verse 5

    A Chanukiyah for all to show – G-d’s presence here for all to know

    For banishing our greatest foe   – Nes Gadol Haya Poh

    NES GADOL HAYAH POH!                                                                                                       CHORUS

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    A Chanukah Light  c 2016 Rahel aka Ann R. Silverman-Limor ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

    CHORUS

    Am                                G                            C                                G

    Look at the candles burning bright – banishing darkness in the night

                      C                                  G                                  Fmaj7           E7          Am  Am  Am Am

    Through everything we have not lost sight of the Everlasting Guiding Light

     

    Verse 1

                 C                         G                            C                                    G

    Come join me now in joyous song – return again to where you belong

    Fmaj7             Em7                           Dm7                         E7      Am  Am  Am Am

    Light a candle to be strong then gather round and sing along                                              CHORUS

     

    Verse 2

     C                                  G                      C                      G

    Watch the candles burning slow(ly)– see our faces all a-glow

    Fmaj7                  Em7                         Dm7                   E7            Am  Am  Am Am

    Gentle winds begin to blow - our spirits dancing to and fro                                                  CHORUS

     

    Verse 3

              C                                 G                    C                                  G

    Now is the night turned into day – a still small voice, we hear it say

    Fmaj7                        Em7                        Dm7                      E7            Am  Am  Am Am

    Whispering softly, “Let us pray” – accompanying us along our way                                    CHORUS

     

    Verse 4

                C                                    G                                C                                   G

    Eight nights, eight days we do reflect – eight nights, eight days not to forget

         Fmaj7                 Em7                      Dm7                     E7          Am  Am  Am Am

    But to defend and to protect with courage, honor and respect                                           CHORUS

     

    Verse 5

           C                       G                                   C                           G

    A Chanukiyah for all to show – G-d’s presence here for all to know

            Fmaj7               Em7                   Dm7                 E7 Am Am

    For banishing our greatest foe   – Nes Gadol Haya Poh

    Dm7                         E7   Am Am Am Am

    NES GADOL HAYAH POH!                                                                                                              CHORUS

  • 01:17 Story Lyrics
    Banu Chosech Legaresh באנו חושך לגרש

    באנו חושך לגרש

    עממי 
    מילים: שרה לוי תנאי
    לחן: עמנואל עמירן



    באנו חושך לגרש, 
    בידינו אור ואש. 
    כל אחד הוא אור קטן, 
    וכולנו אור איתן. 

    סורה חושך, הלאה שחור! 
    סורה מפני האור!

    BANU CHOSHECH LEGARESH 
     

    Banu choshech legaresh,
    beyadeinu or va'esh.
    Kol echad hu or katan,
    vechulanu or eitan.

    Surah choshech, hal'ah sh'chor!
    Surah mipnei ha'or!

     

    WE CAME TO DRIVE AWAY THE DARKNESS 

    We came to drive away the darkness
    in our hands is light and fire.
    Everyone's a small light,
    and all of us are a firm light.

    Fight darkness, further blackness!
    Fight because of the light!

     

  • 01:58 Lyrics
    Chanukah Chanukah חנוכה חנוכה

    חנוכה חנוכה

    עממי 
    מילים: לוין קיפניס
    לחן: עממי



    חנוכה, חנוכה, 
    חג יפה כל כך 
    אור חביב מסביב, 
    גיל לילד רך. 
    חנוכה, חנוכה, 
    סביבון סוב סוב 
    סוב נא סוב, סוב נא סוב 
    מה נעים מה טוב.

    CHANUKAH, CHANUKAH 

    Chanukah, Chanukah,
    Chag yafeh kol kach
    Or chaviv, misaviv,
    Gil leyeled rach.

    Chanukah, Chanukah,
    Sevivon sov sov
    Sov sov sov, sov sov sov,
    Mah na'im vatov.

     
    CHANUKAH, CHANUKAH 

    Chanukah, Chanukah,
    What a lovely holiday!
    Cheerful lights around us shine,
    Children have fun and play.

    Chanukah, Chanukah,
    The dreidel spins and spins.
    Spin your top until it stops,
    Have a good time, see who wins!

     

  • 01:37 Story Lyrics
    Chanukah is Here YAY! by Rahel

    CHANUKAH IS HERE, YAY!  

    ©2016 Ann R. Silverman-Limor aka Rahel All Rights Reserved

     

    See the candles burning

    Hasten to their glow

    Watch the dreidels turning

    Swaying to and fro

     

    Chanukah is here,  Chanukah is here

    Let’s join hands and shout for joy

    Every girl and every boy

    Shout it loud and sing it clear

    Chanukah is here, YAY!

    Chanukah is here

    Chanukah is here, YAY!

    Chanukah is here

     

    Smell the latkes cooking

    Frying in the pan

    Sour cream and applesauce

    Or add a bit of jam

     

  • 01:00 Lyrics
    Chanukiya Li Yesh חֲנֻכִּיָּה לִי יֵשׁ

    חֲנֻכִּיָּה לִי יֵשׁ


    מילים: שרה גלוזמן
    לחן: ניסן כהן-מלמד

    חֲנֻכִּיָּה לִי יֵשׁ
    צוֹחֶקֶת בָּהּ הָאֵשׁ
    וְשָׂחָה לִי בַּלָּאט
    עַל כַּד קָטָן אֶחָד
    חֲנֻכִּיָּה שֶׁלִּי
    אוֹרֵךְ נָא הַעֲלִי
    CHANUKIAH LI YESH 

    Chanukiah li yeish
    Tzocheket bah ha'eish,
    Vesachah li balat
    Al kad katan echad.
    Chanukiah sheli,
    Oreich na ha'ali.


    A CHANUKAH LAMP HAVE I 

    A Chanukah lamp have I
    Its flames chuckling inside,
    Softly telling me the story
    Of one tiny cruse of oil.
    My Chanukah lamp,
    Oh, shine your light for me.

  • 01:41 Story Lyrics
    Dreydl Song with Added Verses.mp3
    I Have a Little Dreidel
    I have a little dreidel
    I made it out of clay
    And when it's dry and ready
    Then, dreidel I shall play.
    Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
    I made it out of clay
    And when it's dry and ready
    Then, dreidel I will play.
    It has a lovely body
    With legs so short and thin
    And when it gets all tired
    It drops and I will win.
    Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
    I made it out of clay
    And when it's dry and ready
    Then, dreidel I will play.
  • 01:56 Story Lyrics
    Haku BaTof הכו בתוך

    הכו בתוך
    הביאו שיר ונזמרו
    שיר ניצחון

    Haku ba-tof, haku ba-tof - la la la la

    Ronu, ronu ad ain sof

    Havi-oo shir oon'zameru

    Shir nitzachon

    Beat the drum and celebrate with songs of victory! 

  • 03:05 Story Lyrics
    HaNerot הַנֵּרֹ֖ת / Candles Burning Brightly

    Candles Burning Brightly - - HaNerot   הַנֵּרֹ֖ת

    © 2016 Ann R. Silverman-Limor aka Rahel

     

    Verse 1

    Candles burning brightly sending us their glow

    Sitting by the window reminding us to know

     

    Chorus

    Yehudim, Yehudim kedoshim mi’dor la’dor  

    (Yehudim, Yehudim G-d's Holy Ones from generation to generation)

    Nes gadol lanu haya l’tamid lizkor  

    (We must always remember the great miracle that happened to us)

     

    Verse 2

    Ohr katan, ohr gadol tzocheket ba ha’esh

    (A little light, a great big light, the fire dances)     

    Ba’chalon shemonah nerot Chanukiyah li yesh    

    (Eight candles in my window, see my Chanukiyah)

    Chorus

    Yehudim, Yehudim kedoshim mi’dor la’dor  

    (Yehudim, Yehudim G-d's Holy Ones from generation to generation)

    Nes gadol lanu haya l’tamid lizkor  

    (We must always remember a great miracle happened to us)

     

  • 02:47 Story Lyrics
    HaNerot הַנֵּרֹ֖ת
    הַנֵּרוֹת

    עממי 

    מילים: מן המקורות
    לחן: עממי



    הנרות הללו שאנו מדליקין 

    HANEROT  

    Hanerot halalu, anu madlikin

    THESE CANDLES 

    These Chanukah lights we kindle

    Chanukah Chanukah by these lights remember

    When we lived in peace

     

     

     

  • 03:36 Lyrics
    In My Window

    In my window where you can see the glow
    From my menorah, on newly fallen snow
    I will set you one little candle
    On this the first night of Hanukkah

  • 02:43 Story Lyrics
    Kahd Katan כַּד קָטָן

    כַּד קָטָן

    מילים: אהרון אשמן
    לחן: יואל ולבה

    כַּד קָטָן, כַּד קָטָן,
    שְׁמוֹנָה יָמִים שַׁמְנוֹ נָתַן.
    כָּל הָעָם הִתְפַּלֵּא,
    מֵאֵלָיו הוּא מִתְמַלֵּא.

    כָּל הָעָם אָז הִתְכַּנֵּס
    וְהִכְרִיז: אַךְ, זֶהוּ נֵס!
    אִלּוּלֵא כַּד זֶה נִשְׁאַר
    מִקְדָּשֵׁנוּ לֹא הוּאַר.
    KAD KATAN 

    Kad katan, kad katan
    Sh'monah yamim shamno natan.
    Kol ha'am hitpalei,
    Mei'eilav hu mitmalei.

    Kol ha'am hitkaneis
    Vehichriz: ach, zehu ness!
    Ilulei kad zeh nish'ar
    Mikdasheinu lo hu'ar.


    A LITTLE JUG 

    A little jug, a little jug
    For eight days its oil did burn.
    All the nation wondered how
    It stayed so full and lasted through.

    All the nation gathered there
    And: "It's a miracle!" did declare.
    Had this little jug not been left
    The Temple of light would have been bereft.

  • 02:22 Story Lyrics
    Lichvod HaChanukah לִכְבוֹד הַחֲנֻכָּה

    לכבוד החנוכה

    עממי 
    מילים: חיים נחמן ביאליק
    לחן: עממי



    אבי הדליק נרות לי 
    ושמש לו אבוקה. 
    יודעים אתם לכבוד מה? 
    לכבוד החנוכה. 

    מורי נתן סביבון לי 
    בן - עופרת יצוקה. 
    יודעים אתם לכבוד מה? 
    לכבוד החנוכה! 

    אימי נתנה לביבה לי, 
    לביבה חמה, מתוקה. 
    יודעים אתם לכבוד מה? 
    לכבוד החנוכה. 

    דודי נתן תשורה לי, 
    פרוטה אחת שחוקה. 
    יודעים אתם לכבוד מה? 
    לכבוד החנוכה. 

    LICH'VOD HACHANUKAH 

    Avi hidlik nerot li
    Veshamash lo avukah.
    Yod'im atem lich'vod mi?
    Lich'vod haChanukah.

    Mori natan sevivon li
    Ben-oferet yetzukah.
    Yod'im atem lich'vod mi?
    Lich'vod haChanukah!

    Imi natnah levivah li,
    levivah chamah, metukah.
    Yod'im atem lich'vod mi?
    Lich'vod haChanukah.

    Dodi natan teshurah li,
    prutah achat shechukah.
    Yod'im atem lich'vod mi?
    Lich'vod haChanukah.

     
    IN HONOUR OF CHANUKAH 

    My father lit some candles for me
    And a Shamash that looks like a torch.
    Do you know why he did so?
    To celebrate Chanukah!

    My teacher gave me a dreidel
    Cast in lead.
    Do you know why he did so?
    To celebrate Chanukah!

    My mother gave me a doughnut,
    A warm, sweet doughnut to eat.
    Do you know why she did so?
    To celebrate Chanukah!

    My uncle gave me a small gift,
    A coin solitary and worn.
    Do you know why he did so?
    To celebrate Chanukah!

  • 02:37 Lyrics
    Mi Y'malel מִי יְמַלֵּל

    מִי יְמַלֵּל

    מילים: מנשה רבינא
    לחן: עממי

    מִי יְמַלֵּל גְּבוּרוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל,
    אוֹתָן מִי יִמְנֶה?
    הֵן בְּכָל דּוֹר יָקוּם הַגִּבּוֹר
    גּוֹאֵל הָעָם.

    שְׁמַע!
    בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם בַּזְּמַן הַזֶּה
    מַכַּבִּי מוֹשִׁיעַ וּפוֹדֶה,
    וּבְיָמֵינוּ כָּל עַם יִשְׂרָאֵל
    יִתְאַחֵד, יָקוּם וְיִגָּאֵל.
    MI YEMALEL 

    Mi yemaleil g'vurot Yisrael?
    Otan mi yimneh?
    Hein bechol dor yakum hagibor
    Go-eil ha-am.

    Sh'ma! Bayamim ha-heim
    Bazman hazeh,
    Maccabi moshi'a ufodeh.
    Uv-yameinu kol am Yisrael,
    Yit-acheid, yakum veyiga-eil.

     
    WHO WILL RETELL 

    Who can recount the heroism of Israel?
    Who can count them?
    In every age, a hero or sage 
    Shall come to our aid. 

    *Hear! In those days 
    And in our time,
    A Maccabee to rescue us arrives.
    And in our days, all of Israel
    Shall stand united and be redeemed. 


    *Alternative translation:
    In this time of year, 
    In days of yore,
    Maccabees the Temple did restore
    And tonight our people, as we dream,
    Will arise, unite, and be redeemed.

  • 01:43 Story Lyrics
    Ner Li נֵר לִי

    נֵר לִי

    מילים: לוין קיפניס
    לחן: דניאל סמבורסקי
    כתיבה: תרצ"ה

    נֵר לִי, נֵר לִי, נֵר לִי דָּקִיק.
    בַּחֲנֻכָּה נֵרִי אַדְלִיק.
    בַּחֲנֻכָּה נֵרִי יָאִיר,
    בַּחֲנֻכָּה שִׁירִי אָשִׁיר
    NER LI, NER LI 

    Ner li, ner li, ner li dakik,
    BaChanukah neri 'adlik.
    BaChanukah neri ya'ir,
    BaChanukah shiri ashir.

     
    I HAVE A CANDLE 

    Oh I have a candle, a candle so thin,
    On Chanukah, my candle I'll light.
    On Chanukah my candle will glow bright;
    On Chanukah my song I shall sing.

  • 01:33 Story Lyrics
    Sivivon Sov Sov Sov 1 סביבון סוב סוב

    סביבון - סוב סוב סוב

    עממי 
    מילים: לוין קיפניס
    לחן: עממי



    סביבון - סוב סוב סוב, 
    חנוכה הוא חג טוב. 
    חנוכה הוא חג טוב, 
    סביבון - סוב סוב סוב. 

    סוב נא סוב כה וכה, 
    נס גדול היה פה. 
    נס גדול היה פה, 
    סוב נא סוב כה וכה

    SEVIVON SOV SOV SOV 
     

    Sevivon, sov sov sov
    chanukah hu chag tov

    chanukah hu chag tov
    sevivon, sov sov sov.

    Sov na sov, ko vacho,
    nes gadol haya po/sham
    nes gadol haya po/sham
    sov na sov, ko vacho.

     
    SPINNING TOP 

    Spinning top, spin spin spin,
    Chanukah is a great holiday.

    Chanukah is a great holiday.
    Spinning top, spin spin spin,

    Spin here and there, 
    A great miracle happened here/there,
    A great miracle happened here/there
    Spinning top, spin spin spin.

  • 01:40
    Sivivon Sov Sov Sov 2 סביבון סוב סוב
  • 01:49 Lyrics
    Y'may haChanukah ימי החנוכה

    ימי החנוכה

    עממי 
    מילים: אברהם אברונין
    לחן: עממי


    ימי החנוכה, חנוכת מקדשנו, 
    בגיל ובשמחה ממלאים את ליבנו 
    לילה ויום סביבונינו יסוב 
    סופגניות נאכל בם לרוב. 

    האירו, הדליקו 
    נרות חנוכה רבים - 
    על הניסים ועל הנפלאות 
    אשר חוללו המכבים. 

    ניצחון המכבים נספר, נזמרה, 
    על האויבים אז ידם כי גברה 
    ירושלים שבה לתחיה 
    עם ישראל עשה תושיה. 

    האירו, הדליקו... 

    ירושלים לנו הבירה 
    לב ישראל שירו לה שירה

    YEMEI HACHANUKAH 
     

    Yemei Ha'Chanukah
    Chanukat mikdasheinu.

    Begil uvesimchah
    Nemaleh et libeinu.

    Laila vayom, svivoneinu yisov.
    Suvganiyot nochal bam larov.

    Ha-a-iru, had'liku,
    Neirot Chanukah rabim.
    Al hanisi'im
    Ve'al hanifla'o-ot
    Asher cholelu haMaccabim.

    (repeat last three lines)

     
    DAYS OF CHANUKAH 
    Singable English version 

    English Versions:

    1.
    O Chanukah, O Chanukah
    A time to remember.
    A joyful, jolly holiday that comes in December
    Every day for eight days, dreidels will spin,
    Crispy little latkes, tasty and thin.

    And nightly, so brightly,
    The candles of Chanukah glow.
    One for each night,
    They shed a sweet light,
    To remind us of days long ago.

    (repeat last three lines)


    2.
    O Chanukah O Chanukah, 
    Come light the menorah.
    Let's have a party, 
    We'll all dance the hora.

    Gather round the table, we'll give you a treat
    Dreydels to play with and latkes to eat,
    And while we are playing,
    the candles are burning low.

    One for each night, they shed a sweet light
    to remind us of days long ago (2x)

    Yiddish (transliterated)
     

    Oy Chanukah oy Chanukah, 
    A yontif a sheiner,
    A lustiker a freylicher 
    Nito noch a zeyner.

    Alle nacht in dreydlech shpiln mir
    Zudik hesse latkes essen mir
    Geshvinder tsindt kinder
    di Chanukah lichtelech on.

    Zol yeder bazunder bazingen dem vunder
    un tantzen freylech in kohn (2x)

NOTES
These are home recordings of my favorite Chanukah songs. All are fabulous and fun! Enjoy.