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How to Light the Hanukkah Candles

From Siddur Kol Haneshama, Sabbath and Festivals

  בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל חֲנֻכָּה

Barukh atah adonay eloheynu melekh ha'olam asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu

lehadlik ner shel hanukkah.

Blessed are you, SOURCE OF LIGHT, our God, the sovereign of all world,
who has made us holy with your mitzvot, and commanded us to kindle Hanukkah light.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁעָשָׂה נִסִּים לַאֲבוֹתֵינוּ בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם בַּזְּמָן הַזֶּה

Barukh atah adonay eloheynu melekh ha'olam she'asah nisim la'avoteynu bayamim hahem bazeman hazeh.

Blessed are you, THE REDEEMER, our God, the sovereign of all world,
who wrought wonders for our ancestors in former days at this time of year.

On the first night of Hanukkah add:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמָן הַזֶּה

Barukh atah adonay eloheynu melekh ha'olam shehekheyanu vekiyemanu vehigi'anu lazeman hazeh.

Blessed are you, ETERNAL ONE, our God, the sovereign of all worlds,
who gave us life, and kept us strong, and brought us to this time.

Prayer

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