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  • Confessions of a Christmas carol addict

    December 18, 2008 | 4:10 am

    I've decided it's finally time to come out of the closet -- the Christmas Carol Closet: "Hello, my name is Andrea, and I am Jewish woman who keeps a kosher home, went to Jewish summer camp, lived in Israel and is utterly, completely, hopelessly addicted to Christmas carols."

    And as...

  • Maoz Tzur—Chanukah’s greatest hit

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 3, 2007 | 11:35 pm

    We love The Dreidel song:

    We love Ocho Candelikas:

    But neither one touches the most beautiful Chanukah song: Maoz Tzur (“Rock of Ages”). [CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUMENTAL VERSION]

    The melody is based on a medieval German folk song, they say, and it appears in some Lutheran liturgy...