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Listen to an Exclusive Maccabeats Single From Their Upcoming Hanukkah Album

It’s bluegrass meets the Festival of Lights

Yair Rosenberg
November 06, 2015

Five years ago, the Maccabeats catapulted to stardom on the heels of their viral Hanukkah music video, “Candlelight,” which now has more than 10 million views on YouTube. Next week, the group will be releasing their first Hanukkah album, featuring seven new tracks—and we have one of them. It’s an original bluegrass-inflected composition for “Hanerot Hallalu” (“These Candles”), the traditional prayer said over the lit Hanukkah menorah.

Listen to it here:

The album will be available on iTunes next week, and you can pre-order it here.

Yair Rosenberg is a senior writer at Tablet. Subscribe to his newsletter, listen to his music, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.