Al HaNissim Taken from the liturgy, this is a popular
song (and Israeli folk dance) thanking God for saving us.
Banu Chosech L'garesh While not too common in the US,
this is a very popular song in Israel. It talks of banishing the
Hanukkah Blessings These two blessings are recited when
the Hanukkah candles are lit.
I Have a Little Dreidl This is perhaps the best-known
English-only Hanukkah song. There are dozens of verses floating
around (try making up your own!), but only the first verse is
Ki Imcha Though not particularly well known, and not even
specifically intended for Hanukkah, this wonderfully simple song
about light is perfect for singing around the Hanukkah candles
Latke Ditties This is a (wonderful) parody on the song
Maoz Tzur Perhaps the most well-known Hanukkah song, Maoz
Tzur actually consists of several verses. Here is the first verse, in
Mi Y'malel This is probably the second-most-well-known
Hanukah song, next to Maoz Tsur. (It can also be sung as a
seven part round. If you have enough singers, give it a try!)
Ner Li A simple melodic song from Israel.
O Chanukah An English version of the Yiddish Oi
Chanukah. The words, while not a translation, are roughly based
on the Yiddish.
Oi Chanukah A traditional Yiddish Hanukah song.
Rock of Ages An English version of Maoz Tzur,
again with words based on the Hebrew.
Svivon Sov Sov Sov A simple and fun Hanukah song, very
popular in Israel, and gaining popularity elsewhere. (For a change of
pace, trying singing this one very slowly and melodically at
Who can Retell An English version of Mi Y'malel,
with words based on the Hebrew.
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