With this flame cd cover pic 11 14
With this flame cd cover pic 11 14
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  1. The Small Jewel of December

From the album With This Flame

A ballad that tells the underdog story of Hanukkah.

Steven J. Kohn: piano
Rachel Kohn: flute
Clark Paddock: bass
Joe Guerra: guitar
Seth Rosenstein: drums

Lyrics

THE SMALL JEWEL OF DECEMBER
Words & Music by Karen J Kamenetsky

Antiochus tried to take away our freedom
He said you can only pray the way I do
When we refused, he sent an army to defeat us
They were many, we were few

But Judah Maccabee and all his brothers
Said we will not accept this fate
Against all odds they did defeat that mighty army
And that is why we celebrate

Hanukkah the small jewel of December
It is a festival of light
A moment at the darkest time of year
When eight small candles in a row
Remind us might does not make right

We marched across the steps of our holy temple
To rekindle the Eternal light
We only had one jug of oil
It should have burned for just one day
Instead it lasted for eight nights

When tyranny is found and casts a shadow
And the mighty try to dominate the small
We must rise up and shine a light into that darkness
Like eight small candles standing tall

Hanukkah the small jewel of December
It is a festival of light
A moment at the darkest time of year
When eight small candles in a row
Remind us might does not make right

Hanukkah the small jewel of December
It is a festival of light
A moment at the darkest time of year
When eight small candles in a row
Remind us might does not make right