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Hanukkah Compilation

Candle Lighting

(Blessings and Ha-nerot Halalu)
 
Ashkenaz
(Blessing)
Performed by Eliyahu Kum
Recorded by the National Sound Archives
Chabad Synagogue, the Old City, Jerusalem, Hanukkah 1968
YC 1945
 
Carlebach Style
Performed by Shlomo Carlebach accompanied by instruments and audience
Recorded by Ephraim Yaakov
Wise Auditorium, Jerusalem, Hanukkah 1979
YC 1537
 
Hungary
Performed by Abraham Ahrenfeld
Recorded by Avigdor Herzog
The National Sound Archives studio, 1975
NEROT HUNGARY
Y 1851
 
Algeria, Oran
Performed by Meir Zini
Communautי Israיlite
France, 1966
YC 2930
 
Sephardim
Performed by Recanati Family
Recorded by the family
Hanukkah 1968
YC 2865
 

Maoz Zur

Ashkenazim
Arranged and conducted by Arieh Levanon
Performed by Kol Israel Choir
1962
MCD 74
 
Germany, Frankfurt
Performed by Mr. Friedenberg
Recorded by Avigdor Herzog
Jerusalem, 1957
Y 3336
 
Hungary
Performed by Abraham Ahrenfeld
Recorded by Avigdor Herzog
The National Sound Archives studio, 1975
Y 1851
 


Boyan Hassidim
(Yewanim Niqbezu Alay)
Performed by a group of Hassidim
Recorded by Yaakov Mazor
“Tisch” on “Zot Hanukka”
Tif'eret Yisrael Yeshiva,
Jerusalem 1987
Y 5623

 

Italy, Verona (Ashkenaz)
(Variant of the tune transcribed by
Benedetto Marcello in the 18th century)
Performed by Mario Volterra
Recorded by Leo Levi
Italy, Bologna, 1956
Y 156
 

Mizmor Shir Hanukkat Ha-bayit (Psalm 30)

 
Algeria, Oran
Performed by Meir Zini
Communautי Israיlite
France, 1966
YC 2930
 

Shnei Nikhratim (Piyyut for “Shabbat Hanukka”)

 
France, Alsace
Performed by Michel Heymann
Recorded by Chana Englard
Mulhouse, France, 1988
Y 5913
 

Yiddish song: Ir Kleyne Likhtelekh

Text by Morris Rosenfeld
Performed by Louis Danto
Recorded by Chana Englard
Hekhal Shelomo, Jerusalem, Hanukkah 1982
Yc 2137
 
Oh, you little candles,
You tell stories,
Innumerable legends:
You tell of blood,
Triumph and courage -
Wonders of the past!

When I see you lighting
A shiny dream comes about,
An old dream is speaking:
“Jew, you fought once,
Jew, you triumphed once”.
God! It's hardly believable!

Oh, you little candles!
Your stories
Awaken my pain,
Deep down my heart moves
And with tears a question rises,
“What will happen now?”
 

Judeo-Spanish song: Dak il tas

 

Turkey, annakale

Performed by Bienvenida Aguado

Recorded by Susana Weich-Shahak

Bat-Yam, 2001

CD 2980

 

Dak il tas, toma'l tas
Las muchachas meten bas
En sabat de Hanukkah
Ocho dias de Hanukkah
Lehadlik ner shel Hanukkah.

El vino de la serada
Que a mi muncho m'agrada
A beber en Hanukkah
Ocho dias…

Mete la carne al tandur
Taneremos un buen santur
En Shabat de Hanukkah
Ocho dias…

 

English translation:

Strike the tray, take from the tray
The girls play
On Shabbath Hanukkah.
Eight days of Hanukkah
"To light a candle of Hanukkah".

 

Compiled by Ruth Freed