Hanukkah Blessings Third Night Place the candles in the menorah. The Shamash, plus three candles in the right positions -- and light the left one first. Use the Shamash to light the candle. To best publicize the miracle, the Menorah is ideally lit outside the doorway of your house, on the left side...
As is the case with other Jewish holidays, blessings change depending on the holiday's specific night. On the first night of Hanukkah, a third prayer is said, "Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech ...
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Download a printable version of the Hanukkah blessings. Candles are added to the hanukkiyah (menorah) from right to left but are kindled from left to right. The newest candle is lit first. (On the Shabbat of Hanukkah, kindle the Hanukkah lights first and then the Shabbat candles.)
Third blessing, recited only on the first night (or the first time lighting this Chanukah): בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לִזְּמַן הַזֶּה
Shabbat, December 12, 2020: Kislev 26 Tonight is the third Night of Chanukah Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle three lights in the menorah. The menorah is lit after Shabbat ends and the Havdalah is recited.
These blessings are recited before the lighting of the Hanukkah candles. The traditional Hanukkah candle lighting service consists of saying all three blessings on the first night, and only the first and second blessings for the seven nights to follow.