With the death less than three months ago of Mary Travers, we think this is a good time to bring an old favorite back.
Written by Peter Yarrow, “Light One Candle” was first presented as part of the 1982 Peter, Paul and Mary Hanukkah / Christmas concert at Carnegie Hall with the N.Y. Choral Society. Later, performances throughout the U.S., Europe and particularly Israel, brought a new and universal meaning to the song.
“Light One Candle” was written, and is sung, for Jews and non-Jews alike. The flame is an historical reminder of an ethical imperative. It burns as a burden, demanding sacrifice and struggle. But it also lights the possibility, the privilege and promise of a better world. We must not let the light go out.
This recording from a 1988 concert was released within the past month.
Chanukah Sameach! Happy Chanukah to all from eJewish Philanthropy.