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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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A beautiful song. Many thanks for providing the translation.

Helen HS Sun, 05/12/2021 - 11:28 Permalink

This was lovely, thank you.

Carol Caiger Sun, 05/12/2021 - 11:23 Permalink

Thank you. Such a beautiful melody.

Barbara Sun, 05/12/2021 - 11:18 Permalink

Thanks to all for this calendar. A special comforting light for this time....I hopefully wish everybody a Happy Christmas!

Francesca Bratley Sun, 05/12/2021 - 10:32 Permalink

Wonderful, thank you

Mel Wyatt Sun, 05/12/2021 - 10:27 Permalink

Simple but powerful, what an uplifting verse

Sue Sun, 05/12/2021 - 10:23 Permalink


Janet Sun, 05/12/2021 - 10:20 Permalink

Moving how lovely to have a religious theme

Margaret Sun, 05/12/2021 - 09:45 Permalink

The festivals of light means so much to so many! Light in darkness. Thank you.

Samme Charlesworth Sun, 05/12/2021 - 09:33 Permalink

A moving song and a lovely way to start Sunday morning. I liked the explanation of Hannukah. Thank you

williambdawson… Sun, 05/12/2021 - 09:23 Permalink