Hanukkah Candle Lighting

Each night of Hanukkah, we add a candle to the hanukkiah we place in the window of our homes. It is lovely to watch the light increase and push against the darkness of the winter nights. The Talmud teaches that by adding candles we are increasing the holiness in the world; in this section of Ritualwell we offer a variety of ways to increase the beauty and awe your candle lighting brings to your home and the world.

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“We call dormant brightness into being”

Light in Kislev

“The wicks have bowed their heads low”

The Hanukkah Choir of Silence

An original melody for Hanukkah

Hanerot Hallalu Kodesh Hem: These Lights of Ours are Holy

“It doesn’t even matter if the miracles are true / What matters is what they stand for”

Pandemic Hanukkah

“If we could pluck shards / from the dark …”

If We Could Speak Light

Ladino version of the traditional Hallel sung on the seventh night of Hanukkah

Bendigamos al Altísimo: A Ladino Hanukkah Blessing for the Seventh Night

Original Hanukkah song

One Becomes Two Becomes More: A Hanukkah Song

“The mystics teach that the lights of Hanukkah reflect the Infinite light of creation”

Meditations for the Days of Hanukkah

“Blessed is the light of hope, the light that leads us to a vision of a better world”

Humanistic Hanukkah Blessings

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