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“DO, OR DO NOT — THERE IS NO TRY.” Little known fact: though Baby Yoda`s cousin delivered this sage advice to Luke Skywalker, he took his inspiration from the Maccabees. Like the Jedi years later, against all odds (never tell us the odds!) they fought off a great empire who sought their destruction.

Today, we celebrate the miracles of that time with presents, dreidels and latkes — and our tribute to the music of one of the greatest film franchises of all time. CHAG SAMEACH… may the force be with you!

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Anchored by a strong Jewish identity and driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music, professional Jewish a cappella group Six13 are the originators of today`s Jewish a cappella sound. They`ve performed to rave reviews at the White House for Barack and Michelle Obama, and millions more at synagogues, religious schools, JCCs, fundraising events, B`nai Mitzvah and private affairs alike, received numerous awards for their seven best-selling CDs, and been selected as finalists for casting in NBC`s “The Sing-Off”. To find out more about bringing Six13 to your community for an event that`s truly unforgettable, visit six13.com.

Credits:

The music of Star Wars composed by John Williams
Adapted and arranged by Mike Boxer
Recorded by Mike Boxer, Mordy Weinstein, Jacob Spadaro, Craig Resmovits and Corey Zack
Edited by Jeff Eames
Mixed by Ed Boyer
Mastered by Dave Sperandio
Produced by Mike Boxer

Video filmed, directed, edited and produced by David Khabinsky, Daled Studio | http://daled.studio
Production assistant: Jimmy Charlap
Chewbacca voice: Andy Boxer

Special thanks to: our talented guest stars, our loving families, all the incredible audio and video production staff mentioned above, our alumni, Matt Pajak, Dr. Eddie Edelstein, Ryan Liatsis, Elliot Olshansky, and of course, the inimitable John Williams.

Six13 is:
Mike Boxer | Eric Dinowitz | Carl Haber
Lior Melnick | Craig Resmovits | Nathaniel Ribner
Josh Sauer | Jacob Spadaro | Mordy Weinstein

(c) 2019 Six13

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Lyrics:

(CHANUKAH BLESSINGS)

Baruch ata Hashem Elokeinu,
ברוך אתה יי אלהנו
Blessed are You, Lord our God,

Melech haolam
מלך העולם
King of the universe

Asher kidishanu bemitzvotav
אשר קדשנו במצוותיו
Who has sanctified us with His commandments

Vitzivanu lehadlik ner shel Chanukah
וצונו להדליק נר של חנכה
And commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light

She`asita la`avoteinu bayamim
שעשה נסים לאבותינו בימים
Who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days

haheim baz`man hazeh
ההם בזמן הזה
at this time

(SEVIVON, SOV SOV SOV)

Sov, sov, sov, sevivon, sevivon
סוב סוב סוב סביבון סביבון
Spin, spin, spin, dreidel, dreidel

Chanukah hu chag tov, sevivon
חנכה הוא חג טוב סביבון
Chanukah is a great holiday, dreidel

Chag simcha hu la`am
חג שמחה הוא לעם
It is a happy holiday for the nation

Nes gadol haya sham
נס גדוֹל היה שם
A great miracle happened there

Sov, sov, sevivon, sevivon
סוב סוב סביבון סביבון
Spin, spin, dreidel, driedel

(MA`OZ TZUR)

Ma`oz tzur y`shuati
מעוז צור ישועתי
Mighty stronghold of my salvation

L`cha na`eh l`shabe`ach
לך נאה לשַבח
To praise You is a delight

Tikon beit t`filati
תכוֹן בית תפלתי
Restore my house of prayer

V`sham todah n`zabe`ach
ושם תודה נזַבח
And there we will bring an offering of thanks

Rock of Ages, praise Your saving power

Furious they assailed, but Your armor veiled us
And Your word broke their sword when our own strength failed us
Yes, Your word broke their sword when our own strength failed us
Rock of Ages, let our song praise Your saving power

(DUEL OF THE FOODS)

Latke!!
Sufganiyah!!

(AL HANISIM)

Al hanisim, v`al hapurkan, v`al hag`vurot,
על הנסים ועל הפרקן ועל הגבורות
For the miracles, and for the redemption, and for the mighty deeds,

v`al hat`shu`ot, v`al hamilchamot
ועל התשועות, ועל המלחמות
and for the saving acts, and for the wonders

She`asita la`avoteinu
שעשית לאבותינו
which performed miracles for our forefathers

bayamim haheim baz`man hazeh
בימים ההם בזמן הזה
in those days, at this time

(CHANUKAH BLESSINGS)

shehecheyanu v`kiy`manu
שהחינו וקימנו
He has granted us life, sustained us,

v`higiyanu laz`man hazeh
והגיענו לזְמן הזה
and enabled us to reach this day.

Amen!
!אמן