Just another country song about a regular Jewish guy who meets up with four rabbis in their menorah-mobile.

Eight Candles Burning

Eight Candles Burning

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Eight Candles Burning

Just another country song about a regular Jewish guy who meets up with four rabbis in their menorah-mobile.
Menorah, Shelichut

Lyrics: Eight Candles Burning

I was driving down the highway, and the car in front of me
Had an eight-foot-wide menorah lit for all the world to see
Four young guys in black hats and beards—what a sight!
They asked me, “Are you Jewish?” when we pulled up to the light.
Eight candles burning, dreidels turning, turning
Chanukah, the miracle of lights!

I asked them, “Where do you all come from?
Never saw you in my city!”
They said, “Don’t worry, sir, we’re on a mission from the Rebbe.”
They handed me some candles and showed me what to do
Well sure, OK, why not? I’ll try something new!
Eight candles burning, dreidels turning, turning
Chanukah, the miracle of lights!

They said, “Our job is never finished, ’cause we’ve got so much to do
So take this here menorah, and be a shliach too.
If you want to help us—turn darkness into light—
Then add another candle each and every night.”
Eight candles burning, dreidels turning, turning
Chanukah, the miracle of lights!

Now my menorah’s in the window, lighting up the snow
The whole family’s together, we’ve got latkes frying slow
It’s been years since those rabbis made it through our town
But I’ll always remember and I’ll never let ‘em down.
Eight candles burning, dreidels turning, turning
Chanukah, the miracle of lights!

Musicians, songwriters, and graphic artists, Yoseph and Leah Urso are the owners of Morah Leah Music. They record and perform Jewish children’s music throughout the United States and Israel.
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Jose Antonio Ayasta Nassif November 2, 2012

Every time I listen to this Great musical composition I like it more, and more. I just think about the source the inspiration to write it came from: G-d. Thank You for sharing! Reply

CS Barrocas Pittsburgh, PA September 27, 2012

Morah Leah makes us smile Morah Leah my children love your music! I often give your CD as a birthday gift. Leah and Yosef thanks for sharing your gifts with the world! Reply

Jewish.TV Editor via mychabad.org January 2, 2012

Where to buy Morah Leah's CDs To those who have asked us how to buy Morah Leah's CDs, if you look above, right before the comments begin, there is an authors' bio for Yoseph and Leah Urso. In that bio, you will see a link for Morah Leah Music. Click on that link and it will take you to Yoseph and Leah's website. Reply

Anonymous Mesa, Arizona, USA December 29, 2011

Eight Candles Burning Please tell us how we can purchase your CD? It would great to own one. You did a great job. Happy CD for Chanukah! Reply

Morah Leah Modiin, Israel December 28, 2011

Thank you! A Frielicha Chanukah! My husband and I enjoyed making this video and are so happy to have added to your joy on Chanukah! Reply

Suzanne Day Vancouver,, WA December 27, 2011

Sending this witty video on to my children Such a charming, upbeat tune and video. Thanks to all the individuals who created this.
Blessing to you all. Reply

Anonymous Mesa, Arizona, USA December 14, 2011

Eight Candles Burning Thank you for this wonderful song. You just made my day!! It sound pretty much like the cowboy's music here in Arizona which I love.
I will definitely enjoy it! Reply

shelly smith Corning, AR. December 8, 2010

8 candles burning. I love this. I was grinning the whole song. I had to share it on my facebook. Reply

HAPPY brooklyn, NY December 5, 2010

best song! thats soooo cute and ariganal...love it! Reply

Anonymous Jerusalem, Israel December 1, 2010

8 Candles Burning bs"d

It takes all kinds of Jews--and all styles of Jewish melodies/niggunim. This country-western is great! Thank you. Reply

Anonymous MPLS, MN November 28, 2010

8 Candles burning song Thanks! Fun and a catchy tune! Reply

cydank meoburne, australia November 24, 2010

Chanukah Love it Reply

Anonymous November 24, 2010

chanuka i want to be a part of these jewish holidasy but sadly i am in another country. happy chanuka!
i like reading all chabad articles! my day is not complete without reading them! more power! Reply

Jose Antonio Ayasta Nassif Lima, Peru November 24, 2010

Chanukah, The Miracle of Light!! What a fantastic clip this is!! For the whole world to see, and listen up to its divine message, its Message of Light Reply



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