Kung Fu Maccabees "Channuka Lighting"


In ancient Israel lies the home of the Macabbees... In modern Israel on the very same spot is a small town named in their honour- Hashmonaim. A group of children from Hashmo bring the story of Hanukkah to life as modern day Kung Fu and Ballerina Macabbees.
On a rainy day in Kislev when Shalom and Matan (the two youngest Kung Fu Maccabees) were home sick from school they wrote their own version of of the Kung Fu Panda song "Kung Fu Fighting" and changed it to "Chanukka Lighting" (with a little help from their Mom, Sarah Nadav- for full disclosure, I am their proud momma). The kids invited their friends to come make a movie with them.  Our awesome neighbor Dena Lerner decided we should make it into a video and "Kung Fu Maccabbees: Chanuka Lighting" was born (her daughters are the two light pink ballerinas).
All the parents got involved and roped in friends and family to get it this video done (see the credits below for a full list of everyone who made this happen). Special thanks to Robin Greenspan for doing a great job filming the video, Shani Friedlander for amazing editing,  and Happening at the Modi''in mall for providing the angry birds.  Huge thanks to Jon Nelson from Eden Mi Qedem who did a rock star job singing and mixing the song. He has a band called Eden Mi Quedem and they are available to play at concerts and events throughout Israel (they ROCKED my wedding- best.band.ever.) http://www.edenmiqedem.com/.

Lyrics 
Everybody is
Hanuka lighting
Our driedle is
fast as lightning
Antiochus was a
little bit frightening
It''s the book of Hanu-ka
that we’re writing
Yeah, the Jews they had it rough
When they couldn’t pray
The Greeks they loved their art
The Macabees would not be swayed
They thought that they would break
they thought that it would end
But the Macabees said they would fight
‘Cause we have got to win
Everybody is
Hanuka lighting
Our dreidel’s fast
As lightning
Although the story
Is a little bit frightening
It''s the book of Hanuka
That we''re writing
It’s so natural
Why is it so hard to see
Maybe it''s just because
That we need to be free
No matter what they say
The truth is what we know
When someone takes you down
You got to be your own hero

Everybody is
Hanuka lighting
Our driedle is
fast as lightning
Antiochus was a
little bit frightening
It''s the book of Hanu-
ka that we’re writing
The temple, it was broke
and all the little pots of clay
With little oil left to start
No one knew from day to day
When the flame burned on and on
They prayed that it would stay
And the miracle of Hanuka
we celebrate until today
Everybody is
Hanuka lighting
Our driedle is
fast as lightning
Antiochus was a
little bit frightening
It''s the book of Hanu-ka
that we’re writing
Cast and Crew
The Ninjas-
Shalom Nadav
Matan Nadav
Eitan Green
The Ballerinas-
Aliza Greenspan
Ashira Green
Miriam GreenSpan
The Greeks-
Dina Lieberman
Moshe Lieberman
Yossi Lieberman
Yehudah Lieberman
Voice Talent
Jon Nelson
Writer
Sarah Nadav
Camera woman
Robin Greenspan
Editor
Shani Friedlander
Director
Dena Lerner
Producers
Esti Green
Elisheva Lieberman
Exceutive producer
Sarah Nadav
Dena Lerner
special thanks to
Dave Nadav
Shimon Greenspan