Mudcat Café message #610221 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42112   Message #610221
Posted By: Genie
15-Dec-01 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Mi Y'Malel
Subject: Mi Y'Malel
Here's a Hanukkah song that's in the "International Jewish Songbook" and the Unitarian hymnal "Singing The Living Tradition."


Mi Y'Malel

Mi y'malel g'vorut g'vurot Yisrael
Otan mi yimne?
Hen b'ekhol dor yakum hagibor,
Go-el ha-am.
Sh'ma!  Bayamim ha-hem baz'man hazzeh
Makkabi moshi-a ufodeh.
Uv'yamenu kol am Yisrael
Yitached, yakum veyiga-el

Who can retell the things that befell us?
Who can count them?
In every age a hero or sage
came to our aid.
Sh'ma!  On this very day so long ago
Brave Maccabee arose to smite the foe
And we today must be like Maccabee
And all unite to keep our people free!