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What do the Chanukah lights say to you?

Candle Time

Candle Time

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Candle Time

What do the Chanukah lights say to you?
Menorah, Chanukah
Written and animated by Yisroel Broocker
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Anonymous November 29, 2015

Its funny and the part where the sister was complaining really showed that they were like a real family because as a brother that is only to realistic Reply

david/ Gail Childers Waynesville, NC December 14, 2011

candles The candles to me mean new light, new season, new experiences. Very funny cartoon. Cant wait to show the kids. Reply

Anonymous December 10, 2010

awsome!!! this has given me a new light in my life!! absolutely adorable!!!! Reply

Anonymous ny, ny November 25, 2010

cute! cute! Reply

Dovi Ny December 11, 2009

Wonderful Work Keep the flames burning Reply

summit park elem. New City, New York December 11, 2009

thank you for posting this. We truely learned the true meaning of why hanukkah is an important holiday. 2nd grade class, Reply

Rayzl Cylich Melbourne, Victoria December 6, 2009

Beautiful! That has a very powerful and meaningful message!
Thank you... Reply

Jordan Boca Raton, U.S.A December 5, 2009

awesome It was funny!! Kids like me would love it maybe you should make a series 2. Reply

Havilah January 30, 2009

Very Cute It was really cute, especially the part where the sister's complaining to her mom, that was kinda' funny. I'd say that the candles say to me that they are bright, and hard-working, but they also relax me with their flickering flame that still continues. Reply

Sue Pompano Beach, FL December 25, 2008

The video was very cute. I liked it a lot. I sent it to a friend of mine Reply

mussia December 22, 2008

cute my sister is driving me nuts 'cause she wants to watch "candle time".

i still enjoy it. Reply

Anonymous December 22, 2008

Great It was very very cute. full of meaning and undestanding. Keep up the hard work. I like how the candles bob up and down. :) and the mothers voice!!! Reply

Moshe December 21, 2008

Great! My son Avi (3) wants to watch this video time after time... :) Reply

Avid Fan NY, NY December 19, 2008

Amazing Deep Message! Alex's comment is right - there truly is a deep and powerful message here.. we are all so jewishly regular, but we have the responsibility to "put our bickering aside and shine to the outside world!" Although judging from the clip creator's comment, it
doesnt seem that he had that in mind.

I would suggest that they change that last tagline to something which (maybe subtly and with tact) brings out this message. Reply

Anonymous December 17, 2008

What's wrong for someone on the Chabad.org team not to make something "loaded"? It is a cute way to promote the competition and website. The candles are speaking, but the question is what do you hear them saying? What does Chanukah mean to YOU? I took no offense in the humor and think hard work should not be put down so easily. Reply

william t mathews east haven, C.T. December 16, 2008

chanukah-lights for the good G-D-loving people who don't get the point of chanukah-lights:

I have children who just loved it. Reply

Leah Pittsburgh, PA December 15, 2008

Got me thinking After watching it a second time, I got the message. We are meant to be a light onto the nations. If we are aware that we have an audience, wouldn't we shine? I explained this concept to my kids as they kept watching it over and over again. Well done! We all loved the animation. Reply

Anonymous Montreal, QC December 15, 2008

a bit disappointing I agree with another writer...I usually look forward to very profound & moving messages from Chabad videos, which causes me to forward them to friends & family immediately. Sorry to say that this little skit left me wanting for more and with no desire to pass it along.
however it is quite cute and still has a message. Reply

Rivka Philadelphia, PA December 15, 2008

Message A message that I take from this video is that the Chanukah Lights have a message. It's a reminder for people who may not know their message, to explore their inner meaning. Also, for different people, the chanukah candles have different meanings. I noticed someone said they will be using this video in Hebrew School. I think it's a perfect opener for a discussion about the different meanings that people take from the Chanukah lights. Reply

Alex LA, CA December 14, 2008

People dont get IT! First of all, I believe the graphics are stunning! Second, this scene portrays jewish people in how they often behave, but acting as candles, which makes me laugh, BUT they are still candles, so even though they are bothering each other, screaming at the kid, complaining about money, they HAVE TO SHINE!!! That is their JOB, to shine!!! jews are the same. Each of us is a candle, even if we disagree, there are times we must remember are job is to put our bickering aside and shine to the outside world. Please and the comment about Chabad video rate now being 99.9% or the people who think this video is not being deep, are people who need deep thought spoon fed to them., We each have a way to look at the world and I appreciate this artists view. design on man. Reply

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