Hanukkah will begin at sunset today. It is not my own holiday season, but it is a holiday season for many -- most, really -- of my longest lasting and most cherished friends. So, for them in particular, let me offer this excerpt from a 1989 Chabad telethon broadcast, featuring the festive song stylings of Mr. P. Himmelman, Mr. H. D. Stanton, and, looking very relaxed on the mouth organ, Mr. B. Zimmerman-Dylan. L'Chaim indeed:
Those same friends of mine will appreciate that I could not resist this when it turned up in a search for appropriate imagery. I detect the influence of Marc Chagall in this fine Menorah of the North:
Chabad video via Some Velvet Blog.