Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chanukah Around the World: Jewish Dance and Song in Lithuania

In 1886, Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman founded the Ponevezh Yeshiva in the town of Panevezys, Lithuania and later transplanted it to Bnei Brak, Israel.  After the horrors of the Holocaust, Jewish culture has had a revival in Lithuania.

To celebrate Chanukah this year, Fajerlech, a professional Jewish song and dance ensemble, performed a Chanukah concert in the town, and in two other Lithuanian cities.  Here's a five minute taste of the concert.  Enjoy!