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Chazak
December 30, 2009

Chazak

We end Genesis
The secular year begins
Let us gather strength

Va-y’chi
December 30, 2009

Now Jacob blesses
Ephraim and Manasseh
But his hands are crossed

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Again, the second
Instead of the first born son
Is the favored one

Vayigash
December 24, 2009

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Judah pleads his case
Tells Joseph of Jacob’s pain
Brothers reunite

Chanukah – Eighth Night
December 18, 2009

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A bonus this year
Chanukah has two Shabbats
It’s G-d’s gift to us

Last night’s Saturday Night Live  Christmas Holiday special included the first-ever performance of Adam Sander’s   Chanukah song.   I wasn’t going to post it as one of my Chanukah music choices because it’s so well known.  But there’s something about seeing the original version of a song that has become a classic.  Enjoy …

Mikeitz
December 18, 2009

Brothers in Egypt
They don’t recognize Joseph
But he knows it’s them

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Joe frames Benjamin
Puts the goblet in his sack
To test his brothers

Chanukah – Seventh Night
December 17, 2009

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The dreidel tells us
A miracle happened there
Nun, Gimmel, Hey, Shin

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But in Israel
The miracle happened “here”
Nun, Gimmel, Hey, Peh

Here is a very cool version of the Dreidel Song – performed by Joshua Nelson from the album Lights: Celebrate Hanukkah: Live in Concert

Chanukah – Sixth Night
December 16, 2009

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Tasty choc’late gelt
But you’d better eat it fast
‘fore it melts away

It’s the LeeVees again, warning us not to wait too long, because Gelt Melts – from Hanukkah Rocks

Chanukah – Fifth Night
December 15, 2009

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How do you spell it?
In Hebrew the answer’s clear
It’s Chet-Nun-Kaf-Hey

But some would say no
You need to include a “vav”
Chet-Nun-VAV-Kaf-Hey

Transliterations?
It would be a miracle
If we could agree

Does is have two “k”s?
A “c” at the beginning?
How do you spell it?

The LeeVees sing about it in their song “How Do You Spell Channukkahh?” from Hanukkah Rocks

Chanukah – Fourth Night
December 14, 2009

Kislev dilemma
Applesauce or sour cream
What’s on your latkes?

Tonight, the LeeVees help you decide with “Applesauce vs. Sour Cream”  from Hanukkah Rocks

Chanukah – Third Night
December 13, 2009

Tres kandelikas
Is what we will light tonight
Sing in Ladino

Here’s The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band …