This Chanukah, make an “Al Nisecho-Hakhel” and earn points!
About the challenge: Send in a video of you playing Al Nisecho in front of family on Chanukah to receive 25 points! Play together with other musicians or students to receive an extra 10 points! Introduce the Nigun with any or all of the points below, and receive an extra 25 points! Videos have to be submitted by 5 Teves! The best videos will IY"H be featured on the website (if you would like)!
Origination of the Nigun: The Nigun Haneirois Halolu was composed by Chassidim of the Rebbe Maharash, the fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe. The Rebbe Maharash wasn't feeling well then, and he only came out on special occasions to be with the Chassidim. Haneirois Halolu was specifically composed as a long-winded Niggun in order to merit to be with the Rebbe for a longer period of time on Chanukah.
Meaning of the words: The words of the last part of the Nigun, which we will be playing, are "Al Nisecho, Veal Niflosecho, Ve'al Yeshuoisecho" (and: "Lehodos U’lehalelel Leshimcho Hagodol") which means that we are praising Hashem for all the miracles he did for us on Chanukah. Specifically, “Niflo'os" refers to the highest type of miracles, which are higher than regular Nissim, and certainly higher than Yeshuois.
Meaning for us: This year is תשפ"ג which stands for Tehei Shnas Niflo’os Gedolos - it should be a year of "BIG" Nifloios - miracles totally higher than nature. The Rebbe encouraged us to tell others and praise Hashem for miracles that we see in our lives, so whoever has a miracle story can share it after this Nigun! Doing this will also hasten the full Redemption, when Hashem will show us the ultimate Nifloi’ois! May it be now!