A Ladino song for Hanukkah, which appears on Sarah Aroeste’s 2021 album, Hanuká!.
Visit: https://saraharoeste.com/hanuka-2021 for lyrics and more info
The festival of Hanuka is approaching
It fills us all with joy.
A woman never fails to do her duty,
For she is entrusted with the hanukiyah.
The Hasmonayim on this bright day
Showed us their great valor.
We shall always remember them
And we shall always bless our great God.
What a pleasure it is for the children
When they begin to receive sweets,
Beautiful toys from their father
With warm hugs from their mother.
God saved us from great sorrow.
May he always be our great savior.
May we never have trouble or sickness,
May we never know bitterness.