With this flame cd cover pic 11 14
With this flame cd cover pic 11 14
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  1. Zot Hanukkah

From the album With This Flame

This song examines a mystical tradition that says T'Shuvah is possible after sunset on Yom KIppur, all the way until the eighth day of Hanukkah.

It was inspired by a sermon given by Rabbi Scott Roland at Temple Hatikvah in Flanders, NJ

Steven Kohn: intro vocals & piano
David Bishop: piano
Cort Sauerwein: accordion
Renee Paddock: violin

Lyrics

ZOT HANUKKAH
Words & Music by Karen J Kamenetsky

On Rosh Hashanna it is written, sealed on Yom Kippur
The book is closed on Hoshannah Rabba
But it’s not back upon the shelf
Until the eighth day of Hanukkah

Zot Hanukkah, miracles can happen
There is still another chance
That through T’shuvah, destiny is shifted
Zot Hanukkah, while the candles dance

The date of Hanukkah was set when the world was brand new
For Mattathias to discover in his time
His deeds unlocked the gates of miracles
so we can draw their power into our lives

Zot Hanukkah, miracles can happen
There is still another chance
That through T’shuvah, destiny is shifted
Zot Hanukkah, while the candles dance

The power that the triumph of the Macabees revealed
Is ours as we light the hanukiah
Wonders and miracles abound each year
As the candles draw spiritual light into our world

Zot Hanukkah, miracles can happen
There is still another chance
That through T’shuvah, destiny is shifted
Zot Hanukkah, while the candles dance