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Subminal's hardcore hip hop Chanukah song

By Ben Bresky
12/10/2008, 12:00 AM

Banu Choshech Legaresh is a classic children's Chanukah song. But for some reason, I never heard of it until 2002 when it was covered by the Israeli hip-hop duo Subliminal and the Shadow. The throbbing, heavy, ominous beats are mixed with rapid fire raps. I am including are the lyrics courtesy of Hebrewsongs.com. Here is a video someone made for the song on YouTube, as well as a rock version with what looks like long haired religious Israeli teenagers. If you know of any more cool Chankuah songs, email me.

We Came to Drive Away the Darkness
 
We came to drive away the darkness
in our hands is light and fire.
Everyone's a small light,
and all of us are a firm light.

Fight darkness, further blackness!
Fight because of the light!

Tzil-tzil-tzil in the bells,
who are we? - spinning tops.
We have one leg,
if we fall - we still won't fear.

Fight darkness, further blackness!
Fight because of the light!