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Candlelight is all about Chanukkah

This year Chanukkah starts on Christmas Eve. It is an eight day festival and the Maccabeats are singing about it in their song, Candlelight. I promised I would share some of the Chanukkah videos and this one of them. I hope you enjoy it!

Candlelight by the Maccabeats

Originally formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, the Maccabeats have recently emerged as both Jewish music and a cappella phenomena,  with a large fanbase, more than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous TV appearances, and proven success with four albums, 2010′s Voices From The Heights, 2012′s Out Of The Box, 2014′s One Day More and 2015′s A Maccabeats Hanukkah. Though the Maccabeats aren’t your grandfather’s synagogue choir, their ideology and identity play an important part in what they do.  They are the Jewish version of the a cappella group Pentatonix (maybe a little more conservative). They use lots of humor in their videos but no instruments!! Check out their Chanukkah song below, Candlight.

To learn more about the Maccabeats, visit their websiteIf you are interested in purchasing any of their music,  You can find links here.

If you are interested in learning more about Chanukkah, one of the best places to learn is AlephBeta.. They are a nonprofit Torah website, dedicated to learning Torah in a fun, critical, and relevant way.

About the author


Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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