Christmas Stockings

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Eight Candles

First candle is lit tonight

Shadows fade into light


The miracle of persistence

Of our continued existence


Turn the dreidel, spin, spin, spin

Delighted laughter, grin, grin, grin


Latkes scent the festive table

Hear our children’s excited babble


Golden chocolate gelt held dear

Jelly doughnuts greasy schmear


Gifts are wrapped in shiny papers

Ribbons glow as we light more tapers


Sing the songs of Hanukkah past

Prayers recited, bless this fest


G-d is good His wisdom great

Mitzvah met He guides our fate.

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