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Songs and dances for Chanukah

Your "Chanukah Kit":
As the candles are lit every night,  we begin by chanting the blessings,
then lighting the candles,
followed by reciting the Hanerot Hallalu declaration,
and singing Maoz Tzur
 


Songs
English title Comments Is there
a dance?
Al Hanisim In Honor of the Miracles   1 dance
Anu Nosim Lapidim We Carry Our Torches   -----
Avi Avi (Chanukah) Father Father Tell Me Please   -----
Banu Choshech Legaresh We Came to Chase the Dark Away   2 dances
Chanukah, Chanukah Chanukah, Chanukah   1 dance
Chanukah O Chanukah Chanukah, Oh Chanukah 3 languages 2 dances
Chanukiah Li Yesh A Chanukah Lamp Have I   -----
Chanukiah Yefeifiyah Beautiful Chanukah Menorah   -----
Dreydel Tanz Spinning Top Dance Yiddish folk music Yiddish dance
Ha'erev Babayit This Evening in Our Home   -----
Hanerot Halalu These Chanukah Lights -----
Hava Narima Let's Raise Aloft -----
Kad Katan A Little Jug -----
Kemach Kemach Min Hasak Flour, Flour from the Sack   -----
Lichvod Hachanukah In Honor of Chanukah 1 dance
Light One Candle   -----
Lots of Latkes   -----
Maoz Tzur
Rock of Ages Singable English version 1 dance
Mi Yemalel Who Can Praise? Spanish translation 2 dances
Mi Zeh Hidlik Who Lit the Tiny Candles?   -----
My Dreidel I Have a Little Dreidel also in Yiddish 1 dance
Nerot Rabim Many Candles -----
Nerotai Hazeirim My Glistening Candles   -----
Ner Li, Ner Li I Have a Candle So Thin -----
Nes Chanukah The Miracle of Chanukah   -----
Not By Might   -----
Ocho Kandelikas Eight Little Candles Ladino -----
Oy Chanukah O Chanukah Yiddish 3 dances
Sevivon Sov Sov Sov Spinning Top 5 dances
Sheket Sheket Quiet, Quiet   -----
Shir Chidah (Chanukah) A Chanukah Riddle Song -----
Shivchei Maoz Tribute to the Refuge   1 dance
Simu Shemen Pour Some Oil Originally Yiddish -----
Svivoni Yarutz Bagil My Spinning Top will Skip Gleefully   -----
Yemei Hachanukah Days of Chanukah 3 languages 3 dances
     
       
The Hallel Prayer  is recited daily during Chanukah. Below are the songs which reference the prayer.
Hodu Ladonai From the Hallel Prayer said daily during Chanukah -----
Kol Rina Vishu'a From the Hallel Prayer said daily during Chanukah 2 dances
Lo Amut Ki Echyeh From the Hallel Prayer said daily during Chanukah -----
Min Hametzar From the Hallel Prayer said daily during Chanukah  
Odecha Ki Aniteni From the Hallel Prayer said daily during Chanukah 1 dance
Pitchu Li From the Hallel Prayer said daily during Chanukah -----
Uzi (Ozi Vezimrat Yah)
From the Hallel Prayer said daily during Chanukah 2 dances
Yisrael Yisrael From the Hallel Prayer said daily during Chanukah 2 dances
       
 
 
Dear readers: All our songs are sent in by volunteers worldwide.
If you have corrections, suggestions, extra translations - please write to us
 

Special thanks to the following:
* Gary Fox of Portland, Oregon for his help and research, especially on sources
Gary is co-creator of The Bible Project
*Gila Ansell Brauner, of Jerusalem, Israel for her help with translations and research
George Jakubovits of Toronto, Canada, who has been both a rock and a gem.

For all this, for their love of Hebrew songs, and for their friendship, I am very grateful.
Aura Levin Lipski
Publisher