Burn – Hanukkah 2013


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In the weeks and months following the explosion of “Candlelight“, we received a remarkable variety of correspondence from fans all around the world. But one young man’s email stood out.

This young man explained that, of the three thousand students in his rural community’s public school, he was the only Jew. And until he saw our video, he had never told anyone that he was Jewish. However, after seeing our video and seeing that there was nothing wrong with being proud of your religion and heritage in a public setting, all that changed. He wore his kipa to school for the first time, and was not afraid to be proud of his tradition and who he was.

That young man’s story inspired this year’s Hanukkah video. An adaptation of “Burn” by British singer Ellie Goulding, the video tells the story of how one young man draws inspiration from his Hanukkah experience to stand up to his modern-day “Greek” bullies. In a way, his family’s observance fulfills pirsumei nisa (publicizing the Hanukkah miracles, a term the Talmud uses to describe the function of the Hanukkah candles), as our protagonist channels the flames of Hanukkah to feed the fire of his Jewish pride.

Don’t forget to grab this track on iTunes or CDBaby!

Last but not least, this year we are once again partnering with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation and actress/author Mayim Bialik, PhD, for our Miracle Match Campaign. This campaign raises much-needed funds to process tissue samples from potential donors. Miracle Match has already saved lives, and could save so many more with your help. To learn more about the campaign, visit

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  1. Comment by Ray Pitzen on November 25, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Could you post the lyrics on the lyrics page. I’m trying to figure out what you in the line following, “We don’t wanna leave, no. We just wanna be right now (right), r-r-right now…”
    BTW – Awesome music as always. You are very talented. Keep up the great work providing relevant music for our celebrations and traditions.

  2. Comment by Samantha on November 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Awesome story! You guys are just awesome

  3. Comment by Naftali on November 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Any chance of the lyrics showing up?

  4. Comment by Shmuel Zimmer on December 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Wow! OMG. I love it. All your music is the best

  5. Comment by tIKVA on May 21, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Pleaase, please ! the lyrics… please !

    Thank you.
    Shalom !

  6. Comment by Michal on December 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Did we ever get the lyrics? Amazing work as always.

  7. Comment by Yaakov Yitzchak on January 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm


  8. Comment by Reina Potaznik on October 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Can you send me the lyrics? I’m teaching my students a dance to your song. I’ve looked for the lyrics and can’t find them online.


    PS I choreographed your Hasmonean video


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