Jewish Music to Inspire Your Hanukkah Workouts

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Hanukkah or the Festival of Lights is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. In Hebrew, the word "Hanukkah" means "dedication," and unlike other date-specific holidays, it begins at sunset on a day between late November and late December depending on the Hewbrew calendar.

Hanukkah is a time of joy and family celebration, fun and tradition including many delicious foods. While the festivities can draw you away from your healthy lifestyle, it can also be a time to stay dedicated to them.

We create workout lists to help you keep your workouts fresh and to help you stay motivated as you work toward your goals. Members of our SparkJews SparkTeam offered some suggestions for inspirational songs to keep you moving throughout the holiday.

   Candlelight by The Maccabeats

   Light One Candle by Peter Yarrow

   Chanukah Oh Chanukah by Tzlil V'zemer Boys Choir

   Dreidel by Erran Baron Cohen 

   Siman Tov, Mazel Tov/ Heiveinu Shalom Aleichem by Jay Levy

   Hava Nagila by The Voices of Israel Singers

   Youth by Matisyahu

   Not By Might, Not By Power by Debbie Friedman

   Hinei Mah Tov by Hal Aqua, Steve Brodsky & Saul Rosenthal

   Yismechu Hashamayim by Susan Colin

   Hora Ca Din Caval by Shtreiml

   Rock to the Rock by Miraj

   Ya'alili by 8th Day

   Hallelujah by The Pop-Allstars

   Mayim by Bobby Morganstein

   Od Avinu Chai by Reim Duo  

    Yerusahalayim Shel Zahav by Shuli Natan

    Arbaim by Ofra Haza

   To Life (L'Chaim) by Anthony Newley

   Im Ein Ani Li Mi Li by Isaac Bitton

  Lo Yisa Goy by Jeremy Gimbel & Rachael North  

   Al Shlosha D'varim by The Baal Shem Tones

   Lo Alecha by Steve Meltzer

   And The Youth Shall See Visions

   Oh! My Papa by Eddie Fisher

What are your favorite upbeat Jewish workout songs? Does inspirational music help you stay motivated and get you moving?