Chanukah Revisited - Sing In Joyous Celebration of Religious Freedom

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 Chanukah 2017 Revisited -
A Song for Joyous Celebration of Religious Freedom



Now the end of Hanukah approaches.

One more night to go ...

Songs keep the joy present for us all the time.

Here is a song about EIGHT CANDLES sung in LADINO - not Yiddish.


Ladino - also known as Judesmo - combines Hebrew, Medieval Spanish and Arabic words just as German combined with Hebrew to form Yiddish*.

Ladino was the international language for the Jews who lived in what was known as the Sephardic Community found throughout Spain, Portugal, the Balkan Region, the Middle East and North Africa. They did not speak Yiddish.


Here's a song for Hanukah sung in Ladino ...


*  Yiddish was at one time the international language of Ashkenazic Jews (the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe and their descendants). A hybrid of Hebrew and medieval German, Yiddish takes about three-quarters of its vocabulary from German, but borrows words liberally from Hebrew and many other languages from the many lands where Ashkenazic Jews have lived. It has a grammatical structure all its own, and is written in an alphabet based on Hebrew characters. Scholars and universities classify Yiddish as a Germanic language, though some have questioned that classification.


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Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Guy

Thanks, Lynn, I've never heard of Ladino or Judesmo, I grew up hearing Yiddish in my home and lighting Chanukah candles reminds me of my heritage, Thanks for the song.

Happy Chanukah!

Dec 18, 2017 08:57 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn yes Los Angeles has many Chanukah's celebrations, the faithful are large in Los Angeles, probably the largest outside of  Israel, Endre

Dec 18, 2017 10:24 PM #2
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the information and the link. Happy Hanukkah. 

Dec 19, 2017 03:53 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Lynn, my stepmother was Jewish, albeit not terribly observant. But I did learn quite a few things about Jewish holidays from that relationship.  But this is the first time I heard of either Ladino or Judesmo. Thanks for adding to my knowledge.

Dec 19, 2017 03:54 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Lynn. I enjoyed the video and while I knew of this this was wonderful to view.

Dec 19, 2017 06:28 AM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn I have never heard the song before.  Thank you for sharing the video with us.

Dec 19, 2017 04:23 PM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lynn- what a coincidence!  Just this morning when we were at breakfast and the Christmas music was blaring, I asked my friend who is Jewish if there were any songs for Hanukkah. I loved the video. 

Dec 21, 2017 06:07 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


Dec 23, 2017 05:36 PM #8
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

So many interesting traditions and ways to celebrate your faith.

Dec 24, 2017 04:25 AM #9
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Lynn, thank you for sharing something I've never heard. I love learning about traditions. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Dec 24, 2017 06:37 AM #10
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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I see that Kathy highlighted your post this week....I am glad I didnt miss it!

Dec 24, 2017 06:56 AM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lynn

I really enjoyed the education, and the video. Hard to believe we are rushing through the holidays with just one most to go next weekend!


Dec 26, 2017 01:43 PM #12
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

She's a fun lady! I only recently learned that Yiddish was so similar to German, which I happen to speak. Unfortunately, I don't know any Yiddish speakers to practice with.

Dec 28, 2017 06:11 AM #13
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Interesting. I did not know that Yiddish had so many German loan words. Thank you for sharing!

Dec 28, 2017 11:03 AM #14
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