From the album Book Of Our Tribe

Lyrics

When I think about the Maccabees
And how hard it must have been, impossible to win
But you know you’re right and you know you’ve gotta fight
And then a miracle happened there

What made them so proud that they went up against the crowd
They didn’t hide or pretend, or give up like their friends
They said, “The Temple is for praying in the Jewish way”
And that’s the Miracle of Hanukkah

So I’ll light eight candles and sing dreidel songs
And I’ll pray to God that my prayers are as strong
As one Jewish family that fights armies and wins
‘Cause that’s the miracle, the real miracle of Hanukkah

No one is for sending soldiers off to war
But when freedom’s the price it’s no time to be nice
And they didn’t fail the Temple wasn’t for sale
And then a miracle happened there

So be sure you learn so when it comes your turn
You’ll know just what to say on this most Jewish of days
You’ll say, “We may be few, but we want to stay Jews”
And that’s the Miracle of Hanukkah

So I’ll light eight candles and sing dreidel songs
And I’ll pray to God that my prayers are as strong
As one Jewish family that fights armies and wins
‘Cause that’s the miracle, the real miracle of Hanukkah

Every night as I light another flame
I will remember what’s in a name
I’ll say a prayer and hope they hear,
“Hey thanks to you a miracle happened here!”

So I’ll light eight candles and sing dreidel songs
And I’ll pray to God that my prayers are as strong
As one Jewish family that fights armies and wins
‘Cause that’s the miracle, oh, the real miracle of Hanukkah
The real miracle of Hanukkah