LICH'VOD HACHANUKAH

Avi hidlik nerot li
Veshamash lo avukah.
Yod'im atem lich'vod mi?
Lich'vod haChanukah.

Mori natan sevivon li
Ben-oferet yetzukah.
Yod'im atem lich'vod mi?
Lich'vod haChanukah!

Imi natnah levivah li,
levivah chamah, metukah.
Yod'im atem lich'vod mi?
Lich'vod haChanukah.

Dodi natan teshurah li,
prutah achat shechukah.
Yod'im atem lich'vod mi?
Lich'vod haChanukah.

IN HONOUR OF CHANUKAH

My father lit some candles for me
And a Shamash that looks like a torch.
Do you know why he did so?
To celebrate Chanukah!

My teacher gave me a dreidel
Cast in lead.
Do you know why he did so?
To celebrate Chanukah!

My mother gave me a doughnut,
A warm, sweet doughnut to eat.
Do you know why she did so?
To celebrate Chanukah!

My uncle gave me a small gift,
A coin solitary and worn.
Do you know why he did so?
To celebrate Chanukah!


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Hebrew words

View our list of Chanukah songs and dances

LYRICS
Chaim Nachman Bialik 1916
MUSIC
Hassidic folk tune
SINGER
Folk
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Yoav Ashriel 1978
DANCE FORMAT
Circle Kids

Words transliterated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Words translated by Gila Ansell Brauner of Jerusalem, Israel.
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