“Maoz Tsur” as Perfomed by the The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School Of The Arts Concert Choir
Today’s traditional Hanukkah blessing is a translation of the phrase “Stronghold of the Rock”, and to me is an example of the virtues of being steadfast and true. It calls to mind a friend of mine, whom I always admire as solid, stable, and willing to lend support whenever necessary. His generosity and strength are abundant and his heart is his biggest gift to his friends. My dear friend is someone who inspires me to be better, by seeing me as better than I am; he is able to see the best in all of our friends, helping them quietly become better people, a quality I wholeheartedly admire. He is the kind of man who makes you feel better just by being in his presence, and I don’t want to imagine a world he isn’t in.
So, today I choose “Maoz Tsur” as my, hold fast to your rock, wherever you may find it, believe that you too can be a rock, song for a watch your soul find solidity, hear your heart sing the sacred songs of love, believe that your truth is reflected in every set of eyes you meet Thursday, the 5th night of Hanukkah.
Thank you Ryan