Coffee Break: Festival of Lights

Candles Burning Brightly
Candles burning brightly in Mindy Ratner's menorah. (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)

Hanukkah began last night - a Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication that is observed for eight nights and days.

The festival is traditionally observed by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called a Hanukkah menorah.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention light or miracles?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - A Light On A Hill
Hank Williams - I Saw The Light
1990s - See You At The Lights
Sam Cooke - This Little Light of Mine
The Jayhawks - Lights
Jimi Hendrix - Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Mason Jennings - The Light
The Meters - Funky Miracle


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