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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This Hanukkah 2023 ritual acknowledges the incompleteness of joy while captives are being held.
a hanukkan menorah with all lights lit but the eighth candle
A new Hanukkah blessing for 2023/5784.
a hanukkiah with lit candles
“For a short while the lights mingle harmoniously”
lighting all white hanukkah candles in window with reflection of candles
“I look to the next candle in line, / still alive with yellow glow and hope”
fully lit hanukkiyah in the dark with another hanukiyah in the background that appears to be a reflection of the first
This poem emerged from an exploration of the component words of Kislev: kis (pocket) and lev (heart)
smiling asian kid with black long hair holding a glowing heart that appears to be made out of wire with glowing lights in the background

“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

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