"…Ma’oz Tzur" (Hebrew: ???? ???? M???z S??r) is a Jewish liturgical or piyyut. It is written in Hebrew,
and is sung on the holiday of Hanukkah,
after lighting the festival lights. The name is a reference to the Hasmonean stronghold of Beth-zur. This Hebrew song is thought to have been written sometime in the 13th century. It was originally sung only in the home,
but has been used in the synagogue since the nineteenth century or earlier. Of its six stanzas sometimes only the first stanza is sung (or the first and fifth)…"

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