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Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE. It is also known as the Festival of Lights. Music plays a key part in the celebration of this festival, so we've selected a recording of the traditional Hanukkah song Ner Li as today's gift. Happy Hanukkah.


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King John's House and Heritage Centre in Romsey is receiving financial support from The Arts Society Romsey for a project which involves carrying out a digital replacement of original documents, diaries and photos from their collection. The Society has worked with the museum for some years.

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Anonymous Sun, 12/12/2021 - 16:44 Permalink

So very interesting and informative, my daily treat. Thank you. Happy Christmas and New Year. Keep safe and well

Alex Pascoe Fri, 10/12/2021 - 15:42 Permalink

Very moving and calming

Sylvia Mon, 06/12/2021 - 23:54 Permalink

Lovely to remember the roots from which Christianity grew

Sue Mon, 06/12/2021 - 10:16 Permalink

Played just before going to bed - beautiful peaceful end to day 5 and good to hear the explanation of the meaning of this tradition. Thankyou

Jaycee Sun, 05/12/2021 - 23:06 Permalink

Very beautiful and moving, thank you.

Diana Sun, 05/12/2021 - 22:35 Permalink

Lovely choice for the last night of Hanukkah.

Ellen Fattal Sun, 05/12/2021 - 20:52 Permalink

Beautiful and moving.

Lorraine Sherin Sun, 05/12/2021 - 20:09 Permalink

Thank you. So many memories........ days pass and this familiar song brings back the warmth and love of family and friends celebrating Hhanukah.

Melinda James Sun, 05/12/2021 - 20:07 Permalink

*should say "song" not dog...sorry

Teri Lockton Sun, 05/12/2021 - 17:35 Permalink