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The traditional song sang by the candlelight has never sounded more beautiful


One song which the Jewish people sing after the blessings of the Chanukah candles is called “Hanerot Halalu.” Check out this original version!

Chanukah Candles

When Jews light the Chanukah candles, it is a special time. They reflect on the miracles that God performed for their ancestors. Although the holiday is to remember the miracle from thousands of years ago, we also think about the miracles God continues to perform today.

It is a time to pray, to thank God, and to think.

There are special blessings the Jewish people say over the candles and then traditional songs that many sing after they have already lit the candles.

Children and adults alike love the holiday of Chanukah and everything it represents!

Words to the Special Song

Here is the translation to one of the traditional songs that the Jewish people sing after lighting the candles.

Hanerot Halalu (Courtesy of Chabad.org)

We kindle these lights [to commemorate] the saving acts, miracles and wonders which You have performed for our forefathers, in those days at this time, through Your holy priests. Throughout the eight days of Chanukah, these lights are sacred, and we are not permitted to make use of them, but only to look at them, in order to offer thanks and praise to Your great Name for Your miracles, for Your wonders and for Your salvations.

As seen in the words of this song, a lot of meaning goes into lighting these candles. It is not just an action. There is much thought that is behind the action.

If someone is able to tap into the power of Chanukah, it can truly be life-changing!