The Scarsdale Inquirer

On the title track of her new album, “Believe,” Neshama Carlebach sings of building a better world and creating joy from sorrow, with maybe a nod to the joyous Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, which, as she reminds us, “happens at the darkest time of the year.”  

Let us light these lights

For the world tonight

Let our hearts unite

In the light, in the light

And that day, we’ll make love light up the sky

And that day, we’ll see heaven in each other’s eyes

I believe, I believe, I believe

“Turning darkness into light is so very important to me, and that is the main message of this song,” said Carlebach, an award-winning singer and songwriter, who will perform with her band and gospel choir led by Pastor Milton Vann at a community Hanukkah concert at Temple Israel Center in White Plains on Dec. 15. 

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