Posts filed under ‘_Chanukah’

A Star Wars Chanukah

Happy Chanukah!


December 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

Light One Candle


December 10, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

In the Window


December 9, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Eternal Echoes

Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah

Itzhak Perlman, universally recognized as one of the world’s greatest classical violinists, has in the last few years devoted himself to serious study of traditional Jewish music. Hankus Netsky teaches at the New England Conservatory and is a pioneer in the revival of Klezmer music. Netsky served as music director for the Sony album “Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul,” a collaboration between Perlman and Cantor Yitzhak Meir Helfgot. Both Perlman and Netsky join host James David Jacobs for an hour of songs and stories for Hanukkah, which includes four selections from their album as well as clips of the historical recordings that influenced them. We’ll also hear about the history of the Jewish hymn “Maoz Tsur,” which later became the Christian hymn “Rock of Ages”; selections from George Frideric Handel’s dramatization of the Hanukkah story, his oratorio Judas Maccabaeus; recordings of both classical and cantorial selections by the legendary tenor Jan Peerce; two musical depictions of a spinning dreidel; Hankus Netsky telling the story of how, thanks to the idiosyncracies of Klezmer music, he became a professional accordion player within a day of his playing the instrument for the first time; Itzhak Perlman talking about the cantorial music he listened to as a child in Israel; and an attempt to convey the experience of making and eating potato latkes through the medium of radio.


December 5, 2018 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Avi Hedlik Nerot

Happy Chanukah!


December 2, 2018 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party

Happy Joyous Chanukah!

December 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

What is Hanukkah?

December 20, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Smell of Latkes

December 20, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

8 Days (of Hanukkah)


December 14, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Those Were The Nights

The Yeshiva Boys Choir

December 14, 2015 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

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