I have been enthralled by the Chabad-Lubavitch Haneiros Hallalu ever since I first heard it on Hupp Cossack by Avraham Fried.
The origins of this Chabad Masterpiece is uncertain. (I have done my research.) It is believed to have been composed by the Talmidim of the “Maharash”, the 4th Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch. The Rebbe was not well. He would come out for Neiros Chanukah. The Chasdim composed a long song for Hanieros Halalu so that he would stay out longer and enable them to be together with him for that much longer! (Incredible!)
I have wanted to perform this delicate piece at a wedding for the past 2-3 years. It’s not a simple feat. It needs the right setting. The right singer. The perfect accompaniment. (And people don’t love making weddings on Chanukah in general.)
This year, Dec 23rd, (Zos Chanukah), we finally did it! At a wedding of a very close friend of mine, performing was, Shloime Daskal – The Mezamrim Choir led by Chilu Posen accompanied by Blue Melody. Arranged by Eli Lax.
Audio by Shy Clyman & Eli Lishinsky
Video Production: Motty Engel
As families are together in their homes over the next day or so “snowed in”, what can be better than releasing this clip tonight, warming people up to this truly magnificent rendition of Chabad – Haneiros Halalu”.
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