SHINE – Original Hanukkah Song


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For years, the name Maccabeats has been synonymous with catchy and exciting a cappella covers and parodies of songs from all genres. All of our videos, albums, and concerts have been filled with music written by other people.

…Until now.

In honor of Hanukkah 2012, we are proud to debut our first original song, “Shine.” Shine is a song about Hanukkah and so much more, and we hope that the song and video inspire all of our fans to keep the flame of Hanukkah burning well beyond the Festival of Lights.

Since we love our fans, we’ll be honest with you. We need your help. We’re very proud of Shine, but it isn’t a parody of a wildly popular radio hit that everyone is already humming. If you want to help “shed the light in each direction” you’ll have to share and play the song for all your friends, just like we played it for you. We’re really excited to have you with us on this next stage of our fantastic journey. You can also grab the song on iTunes.

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 saved lives, and could save so many more with your help. To learn more about the campaign,

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  1. Comment by Janice on December 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Always enjoy your beautiful voices. :-)

  2. Comment by Miranda on December 21, 2012 at 2:08 am

    You all did an awesome job on Shine! It has quickly become my all-time favorite of your songs! It is very inspirational & so well done. G-d has gifted you all with excellent voices.

  3. Comment by #1 MaccaFan on May 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    So talented, I can’t believe you made this up! Incredible!

  4. Comment by Jennifer Brower on July 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this song :) I am in the conversion process and this song describes very well my desire to be a light to the nations as described in Isiah 49:6 :) Love your work!

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