Moishe Oysher: Happy Hanukkah

Written by Joshua Breitzer


In category: Song of the Day

Published December 24, 2019

Hot a gitn Khanike! This week we’re sampling just a smattering of Hanukkah music from around the world and across time. The great 20th century cantor and Yiddish film star Moishe Oysher released a number of self-titled Jewish holiday LPs, including the Moishe Oysher Chanukah Party (1950) narrated by his young daughter Shoshana who, as we hear her proudly announce, was all of 11 years old at the time!

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Joshua Breitzer is cantor and music director of Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn. Considered one of his generation’s leading talents, Cantor Breitzer has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Merkin Concert Hall. For the past several years, he has appeared with NYFOS in our annual “A Goyishe Christmas to You!” program, and has coached several NYFOS’s Emerging Artists on Jewish repertoire.


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