There is something unique about Jewish holidays. They unite us as a nation, and they unite us with God. They connect us to our past, present, and future.

Purim is one of those holidays that has so many aspects to connect us to each other and to God. We are supposed to be happy in the entire month in which Purim falls and on Purim itself. Song and dance is one way to create and show happiness. Purim is one of the most fun of all the Jewish holidays.

Although not the classic Purim song, the Maccabeats wrote their own, unique song relating the Purim story. The lyrics are below:

Raise Your Glass

Stand stand for a tale so grand
Shushan is the place where it all began
The hidden miracle.

One man, second in command
Slay all the Jews was his wicked plan
A scheme so miserable.

He chose a day for the disaster
It’s ironic what came after
He didn’t know a girl named Esther
Would turn it upside down.

So raise your glass if you can see the hidden meaning,
it’s right in front of you.
We will never be never be anything but proud to tell the story,
v’nahafoch hu (It was turned upside down).
Won’t you come on and come on and raise your glass
just come on and come on and raise your glass.

Esther became the queen
Cuz’ God was pulling strings from behind the scenes.
She wore the royal crown.

3 days the Jews just prayed,
Queen Esther risked her life went to save the day.
She took Haman down.

The streets were filled with celebration.
Everyone ate Hamantashen.
Jubilation for the nation.
Ken tihiyeh lanu… (So should it be for us).

So raise your glass if you can see, the hidden meaning,
it’s right in front of you.
We will never be never be anything but proud to tell the story,
v’nahafoch hu.
Won’t you come on and come on and raise your glass
just come on and come on and raise your glass.

So get your costumes on.
Make noise and drown out Haman.
Don’t drink like a fool.
And remember and remember
What the day’s about…

So raise your glass if you see God in hidden places,
He’s right in front of you.
We will never be never be anything but proud to tell our story
v’nahafoch hu.

So raise your glass if you can see the hidden meaning,
it’s right in front of you.
We will never be never be anything but proud to tell the story,
v’nahafoch hu.
Won’t you come on and come on and raise your glass
just come on and come on and raise your glass…