How do you make your Hanukkah a little bit warmer?
By bringing it in with some friends, of course. Three great singers–Naomi Less (who fronts the band Jewish Chicks Rock), Chana Rothman, and Sarah Aroeste (who you might remember from our video How Jews Look)–teamed up to record a great new song, “A New Light,” which you can download as an mp3.
The title refers to Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, but it also gives a nod to the Hebrew prayer “Or Hadash,” one of the blessings before the Shema. In three languages–English, Hebrew, and Ladino–the singers belt out a song that’s soulful without giving up its catchy pop. “You’re the one who can ignite/Thanks for lighting up our lives,” they sing on the chorus–which could be a prayer, or it could be a shout-out from each of these excellent singer/songwriters to the others.
Listen to the track “A New Light.”
Or just right-click here to download the mp3.
Thanks to Archive.org for their assistance!
December 1, 2010