Mommy Blog Expert: 4th Candle - Candlelight by The Maccabeats, Lyrics by Uri Westrich - Rock Hanukkah Music for All

Saturday, December 4, 2010

4th Candle - Candlelight by The Maccabeats, Lyrics by Uri Westrich - Rock Hanukkah Music for All

Tonight is Saturday night and we just lit the fourth candle on the menorah.  So we've just marked the half-way point of the eight day Festival of Lights celebration.

Since I'm observant -- I don't take photographs or work on the Sabbath which lasts for approximately 25 hours that just ended a short while ago -- I haven't any pictures from Friday night and Saturday daytime Hanukkah activities to share with you for this evening's post. 

However, I do want to get you to watch this Chanukah YouTube video that my teens got ME addicted to.  This has new and original lyrics and is set to the music from Dynamite by Mike Tompkins and it will certainly appeal to generations, young and old. Once you've watched this you'll see why I say it must be heard to be appreciated.

This post is particularly exciting for me to write, not only because I personally LOVE this tune, but because Uri Westrich who made this video and wrote the lyrics to Candlelight for the group The Maccabeats is a member of my synagogue.

If you haven't already seen this YouTube video for Chanukah give it a listen.  This has gone viral and currently has over 1.6 million hits in A WEEK and it's being well-received by both Jews and non-Jews alike worldwide.  It's being sold on iTunes too so you can easily download it to your iPod for listening all year long.

Rock to this song right now -- it will definitely light up your night, because I know it's already lit up mine. 

Happy Hanukkah!

Don't miss these other MommyBlogExpert Hanukkah Posts:
2nd Nite of Chanukah - Homemade Potato Latkes for Kids
1st Nite: in the Chanukah Mood With Adam Sandler & 8 Crazy Nights Song
Guess what my teen daughter is getting for Chanukah this year
Beyond Thanksgiving Pie: Moving into Hanukkah & the rest of the holidays
Really Memorable Gifts for Celebrating Hanukkah

Once you've watched the Uri's YouTube, leave me a comment below and tell me how you like it.  Happy Hanukkah!

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Chana said...

If you enjoyed this video/ the Maccabeats, you should definitely check out I Light It by NCSY, a hilarious Chanukah-themed parody of Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Enrique Iglesias. Link here:

Anonymous said...

The lyrics were written by Immanuel Shalev. Great Video!