Chanukah (Hanukkah), the Festival of Lights, begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, and lasts for eight days. On the secular. Lighting Chanukah Candles. This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent. A Chanukkiya lit on the eighth night. These blessings are recited before the lighting of the Hanukkah candles. The traditional Hanukkah candle lighting service consists of saying all three blessings .

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Lighting Chanukah Candles

Rabbi Zimmerman is not associated with this website. If you print it out, please treat it with appropriate respect. The first song traditionally sung after lighting the candles is Maoz Tzur Rock of Ages. In addition to the eight main lights, the menorah has an extra helper candle called the “Shamash. I am an elementary music teacher at a private Christian school. Writing on a computer is not a permanent form until it is printed bracho.

Chanukah overview, Hanukkah: what is Hanukkah, when is Hanukkah, Menorah blessings, Candles

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Candles should be added to the menorah from right to left like Hebrew writing. It’s Greek to Me. An Open Letter to a Jewish Singles. Hearing my beloved Chanukah songs from childhood brings back so many mixed emotions. Kabbalistic Tu B’shvat Seder. Ha-nerot ha-lalu anach-nu mad-likin Al ha-nissim vi-al hanif-laot Al ha-tshu-ot vi-al ha-milchamot She-asita la’avo-teinu Ba-yamim ha-heim, ba-zman ha-zeh Al ye-dey kohan-echa haki-doshim.


Thank you so much for posting this and thank G-d for Torah, Judaism, and those who help spread His word, like you! Clearly, if a Sephardi said it with the word Shel he fulfills his obligation Chazon Ovadyah pg Please note that this page contain the name of God.

See animation at right. Here is a video of the first paragraph: Baruch ata Ado-noi Elo-heinu melech ha-olam, Sheh-he-che-yanu vi-kee-yimanu Vi-hee-gee-yanu laz-man ha-zeh. The group of believers lit the Menorah anyway and were rewarded with a miracle: Your beautiful blessing reminded me of the joyous times I had with my family during my young years.

Amein who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season Amen.

This year, I will bo on board oon the offshore oil chhanukah I work. I chnaukah not embarrassed to admit, that to me it was not a simple reading material but, a lesson of growth learned for the rest of my life.

Thanks for this terrific guide to Chanukah! The primier is very good. Top Jewish Stories of This began to decay the foundation of Jewish life and practice. The Battle for Beauty.

However, see also the Sefer Pardes Rabbenu Asher Ben Chaim pg 66 who says one can say it as long chaunkah the candles are burning. This site takes me back to myself and my roots. A Match Made in Heaven.

Amein Who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time.

The first two blessings are said with the Shamash already lit, but immediately prior to lighting the Chanukah candles. First light the Shamash, then recite the blessings, and then use the Shamash to light the Chanukah candle.


Or alternatively, to see how many dreidels you can get spinning simultaneously. This page was last edited on 27 Mayat Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in.

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Such concise and informative information. I don’t live the Jewish traditions on a daily basis but on special occasions, it feels so right to me to enjoy my religion and it’s beautiful ways. Nonetheless, Meiri Shabbat 23a and Riaz 23aalso write that one lights Shehecheyanu the first night one lights. From then on, Jews have observed a holiday for eight days, in honor of this historic victory and the miracle of the oil.

Siddur Audio and its sister site, Haftorah Audio are great sources for learning the melodies of Jewish liturgy. So, these instructions helped me a lot, and I will light up the candles in the middle of the ocean, thks for the rabbi! Watch animation of how to light the Menorah. Jewish fighters entered Jerusalem and found the Holy Temple in shambles and desecrated with idols.

Each player puts an equal share into the “pot. Shalom and best chqnukah to all for a joyous and healthy Chanukah. Most Popular In Chanukah. However, Bach in bgachot of the Maharash says not to say Shehecheyanu the second night.