For Thanksgivukkah, “Light One Candle” and other songs

ThanksgivukkahWith the confluence of Thanksgiving and Chanukah this year, it’s a good occasion not only to give thanks but to keep in mind those who stand up against oppression

As the saying goes, an awful lot of Jewish holidays can be summarized as, “They tried to kill us, we won, now let’s eat.” Chanukah certainly falls in that category.

It’s also time to sing.

Light One Candle, by Peter Yarrow

The Latke Song, by Debbie Friedman

Candlelight, by The Maccabeats

 

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Amy Fried loves Maine's sense of community and the wonderful mix of culture and outdoor recreation. She loves politics in three ways: as an analytical political scientist, a devoted political junkie and a citizen who believes politics matters for people's lives. Fried is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine and the faculty advisor to the UMaine College Republicans. Fried's views are her own and do not represent those of her employer or any group to which she belongs.