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A Hanukka Celebration August 17, 2015

A Hanukka Celebration 

Hanukka, the Festival of Dedication, is celebrated by Jews everywhere to commemorate the heroic Maccabean victory in 165 B.C.E. over the Greco-Syrians in the fight for religious freedom. It marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem and the legend of the miraculous eight-day endurance of the light in the candelabrum. Traditional Hanukka songs from many parts of the world, along with music composed in America, enrich the experience of this beloved holiday. This recording brings old favorites and new discoveries together for a unique American Hanukka celebration.

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The Gates of Justice — Dave Brubeck
Cycle of Life in Synagogue and Home — Volume 4: Digital Album 13
Songs of the Soul (symphony), Shir L'erev Shabbat (excerpts) The Final Ingredient (excerpts) — David Amram
Genesis Suite (1945)
Jewish Operas — Volume 1
Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering, Mikhoels the Wise (excerpt), Out of the Whirlwind — Bruce Adolphe
The Mirror, Passover Offering, Tants un Maysele — Yehudi Wyner
A Jewish Legacy — Leonard Bernstein
Great Songs of the Yiddish Theatre, Volume 1 — Abraham Ellstein
A Hanukka Celebration