Ma'oz tsur yeshu'ati
Lecha na'eh lesha be'eh'yach

Tikon beit te-fi-la-ti
Ve sham toda neza'beh'eh'yach

Leh et tachin mat be-yach,
Mi tsar ham'na be-eh-eh-ehyach

Az egmor beshir mizmor
Chanukat hamizbe'eh'yach

(repeat last two lines)

Rock of Ages let our song
Praise thy saving power

Thou amidst the raging foes
Was our sheltering tower.

Furious, they assailed us,
But thine armour veiled us.

And thy word broke their sword
When our own strength failed us.
(repeat last two lines)

Yemei Ha'Chanukah
Chanukat mikdasheinu.

Begil oo vesim'cha
Nemaleh et libeinu

Lay'la vayom, svivoneinu yisov.

Soov'ganiot nochal bam larov

Ha'a iroo, had'likoo,
Nerot Chanukah ra'abim

Al hanisi'im
Ve'al hanifla'o'ot
Asher choleloo haMacabim

(repeat last three lines)

O Chanukah, O Chanukah
A time to remember.

A joyful, jolly holiday that comes in December

Every day for eight days, dreidels will spin,
Crispy little latkes, tasty and thin.

And nightly, so brightly,
The candles of Chanukah glow.

One for each night,
they shed a sweet light,
To remind us of days long ago.

(repeat last three lines)

(translation only)
Sevivon, sov sov sov,
Chanukah hu chag tov
Chanukah hu chag tov
Sevivon, sov sov sov.

Sov na sov, ko va cho,
Nes gadol haya po,
Nes gadol haya sham
Sevivon, sov sov sov.
Spinning top, spin spin spin
Chanukah is a great holiday

A Happy Holiday for everyone,
A great miracle happened there,
A Happy Holiday for everyone

    MY DREIDEL    

I have a little dreidel,
I made it out of clay,
And when it's dry and ready
Then dreidel I shall play!

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
I made it out of clay
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
Now dreidel I shall play

It has a lovely body
With a leg so short and thin
And when it gets all tired
It drops and then I win!

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
With a leg so short and thin,
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
It drops and then I win.

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