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A Sephardic Hanukkah

Today is the first day of Hanukkah. 

KBCS spoke with Dr. Devin Naar, University of Washington Sephardic Studies Program Chair and Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies about Hanukkah celebration rituals in Sephardic Jewish culture.

Listen to an interview about Sephardic Hanukkah delicacies like bunuelos, a Ladino song titled Ocho Kandelikas and other details about Hanukkah in the Sephardic style.

Flory Jacoda, composer of Ocho Kandelikas, performing the song

Ocho Kandelikas rendition sung by Idina Menzel.

Producers: Yuko Kodama and Lucy Braginski

Nature: Song Sparrow

What do Beethoven and a local bird have in common? KBCS’s Yuko Kodama recently visited Seattle’s Seward Park with Ed Domingez, Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, to discuss the song of a little brown bird in our midst: the Song Sparrow.