2017 The Dreidel Maker music by Albert Ahlf lyrics by Mickey K
Hanukkah is a celebration of a Miracle that Happened there. Where? At the Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabee revolt. The Syrian-Greeks oppressed the Jews who in the Maccabean Revolt fought back. The oil enough for one day lasted 8 days miraculously.
The Hebrew word for lamp is MENORAH. This candlelabrum has 9 branchess. The SHAMUS candle is central branch and used to light one candle per night for 8 consecutive nights.
The DREIDEL is originally a carved wooden spinning top which has 4 sides each with a Hebrew Letter depicted on that side. The letters are NUN, GIMMEL, HEY, and SHIN. These Hebrew letters actually are a code for a message that abides in the Dreidel's sides. Each letter is the first letter of a word in a sentence that reads: " A great miracle happened there." Nes Gadol Hayah Sham is the sentence. Note how the letters (N, G, H, and S are standinig for the first letter of each word in that sentence. In Hebrew N is Nun, the G is pronounced Gimmel, the H is pronounced Hey and the last letter S is pronounced Shin. Mickey K wrote the lyrics & designed the music with Albert Alhf for two Hanukkah songs. They were composed with hope that children understand the significance of the feast and that a miracle happened there but also that miracles continue to happen.
Click white arrow in the red circle to hear THE DrEIDEL MAKER song.