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Hanerot Hallalu

Hanukkah Songs


Title of the Song: "Hanerot Hallalu" or "Hanerot Halalu," which means "these lights." It is an ancient chant about the meaning behind the lighting of the Hanukkah candles. It is recited or sung while lighting additional candles after the candle for the night has been lit.

Author: "Hanerot Hallalu" was mentioned on the Talmud, Soferim 20:6.

Lyrics (Excerpt):
Hanerot halalu anu madlikin
Hanerot halalu anu madlikin
al ha nisim v'al ha-nifla'ot
v'al hat'shu'ot v'al ha milhamot
She-a-sita la'avotenu
bayamim hahem bazman ha-zeh
al y'dei kohanekha hak'doshim.

(Excerpt of English Translation):
We light these lights
For the miracles and the wonders,
For the redemption and the battles
That you made for our forefathers
In those days at this season,
Through your holy priests.

Music Clip: Listen to music sample from Chabad.Org

Music Sheet: Digital download from Musicnotes.Com

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