Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 34: Hanukkah Music


As the festival of lights draws near, join me in a joyous exploration of Hanukkah music on this special episode dedicated to the eight-day Jewish celebration. Hanukkah, a time of reflection and commemoration, is marked by the lighting of the menorah, delectable traditional foods, lively games, thoughtful gifts, and of course, the uplifting melodies that echo through Jewish households worldwide.

In this episode, we embark on a musical journey through some of the most beloved Hanukkah songs that have become staples in family celebrations. From spirited tunes that accompany the lighting of each candle to heartfelt melodies that capture the essence of the festival, discover the rich tapestry of Hanukkah through its enchanting musical traditions.

Uncover the significance of the song many consider the anthem of Hanukkah, sung at the conclusion of the candle lighting ceremony. Delve into the emotional depth and historical resonance of this musical masterpiece that has become synonymous with the triumph of light over darkness.

Ever wondered about the songs inspired by a dreidel? In this episode, we explore the cultural importance of the dreidel game during Hanukkah and the lively tunes that accompany this cherished tradition. Learn why the dreidel, a spinning top with Hebrew letters, holds a special place in the celebration and how its songs add a playful rhythm to the festivities.

Hanukkah music is more than just a collection of melodies; it’s a celebration of culture, history, and the enduring spirit of resilience. Join us in Episode #34 as I illuminate the airwaves with the sounds of Hanukkah, embracing the warmth, joy, and unity that this festival brings to Jewish communities around the world.

Tune in and join the festive celebration as we explore the beautiful world of Hanukkah music, a melodic journey that honors tradition, family, and the enduring light that shines brightly in the hearts of all who celebrate this joyous festival.

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Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Jewish Lullabies (Shevet Achim Ensemble)

Hanukkah Blessings (Tracy Thomas)

Maoz Tzur (Tracy Thomas)

Hanukkah oh Hanukkah! (BimBam)

I Have A Little Dreidel (E’s Jammy Jams)

Sevivon Sov Sov Sov (Trena Anderson)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 34

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with ten performances of Hanukkah songs.  Check it out here.

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