Singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester performs her original Hanukkah single, “Let There Be More Light,” on Good Day Chicago’s two-hour holiday special on Christmas day. Anchor Sylvia Perez says, “We wanted to make sure we included a Hanukkah segment in the show and Melissa’s song is just perfect.
We’ve been so excited about this.” The song was written in answer to a terrorist bombing at a prayer meeting in Mumbai that claimed the life of a young rabbi and his pregnant wife. Manchester had the occasion to meet the young rabbi’s best friend, also a rabbi, and to hear him insist that darkness must not be met with more darkness – that God commands the bringing of more light. Manchester performs the song live, accompanied by the music video she co-produced with StandWithUs.com, an educational organization dedicated to shedding light on the often-confusing news and events in Israel and the surrounding area.