Sunday, December 25, 2005

Chanukah

Chanukah starts tonight, so I thought I'd bring you a few Chanukah treats. Yesterday, I posted a link to a new album of songs, but here is "Rock of Ages," the story of Chanukah in song form.

Maoz Tsur

Rock of Ages let our song,
Praise thy saving power;
Thou amidst the raging foes,
Wast our shelt'rng tower.

Furious they assailed us,
But Thine arm availed us,
And Thy word broke their sword,
When our own strength failed us.
And Thy word broke their sword,
When our own strength failed us.

More on the song here.

And of course, there's the Chanukah Song.

Chanukkah, Oh Chanukkah
Come light the menorah
Let's have a party
We'll all dance the hora
Gather round the table, we'll all have a treat
Shiny tops 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



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