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  1. Judaism 101: Chanukkah Candle Lighting Blessings

    Lighting the Candles. After reciting the blessings, use the shammus to light the Chanukkah candles from left to right (newest to oldest). See animation at top. Candles should be left burning until they go out on their own. They must burn for more than half an hour. Standard Chanukkah candles burn for about an hour.

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  2. Hanukkah Blessings |

    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.) Light the shamash (the helper candle) first, using it to kindle the rest of the Hanukkah lights.

  3. The Hanukkah Blessings | My Jewish Learning

    On the first of Hanukkah’s eight nights, only two candles are placed in the Hanukkah menorah (also known as a hanukkiah): the shammash, or “helper” candle, which has its own designated spot (usually in the center), and another candle.

  4. How to Recite the Three Hanukkah Blessings - ModernMom

    The three blessings over the candles may be recited before or after kindling the Hanukkah lights. There is no real mystery to these blessings; they are simple yet infinitely meaningful. On the first night of the holiday all three blessings are recited, and on every subsequent night only the first two are recited.

  5. Lights, Candles, Hanukkah Blessings! The Everything Menorah Post

    Nov 30, 2019 · For a Menorah to be Kosher and used with Hanukkah Blessings: The Hanukkiah’s candles or branches should all be arranged in a straight line. 8 of the branches should be the same height, and one branch or candle is set apart, taller than the others.*

  6. Hanukkah Blessings and Prayers - Learn Religions

    Hanukkah is also called the Festival of Lights because it is celebrated with the lighting of candles in a very specific way. Each night, special Hanukkah blessings and prayers are recited before the candles are lit. Three blessings are said on the first night, and only the first and second blessings are said on the other seven nights.

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  8. Hanukkah Blessings

    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.

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  9. How to Light the Hannukah Menorah and Recite the Hanukkah Prayers

    Hanukkah candles are burned to remember the miracle that occurred in the temple when one day's worth of oil burned for eight days. Nine Hanukkah candles (including the shamash, which is used to light the other candles) are placed in a nine-branched menorah (candelabra). Traditional blessings in Hebrew are said before the candles are lit.

  10. Candle-Lighting Readings (One For Each Night!) | JewBelong

    Hanukkah is a heartwarming opportunity for reflection and inspiration. Combining candle lighting with these readings and stories will make your Hanukkah celebration even more meaningful. Some of them are specifically Jewish, but more are based on the universal values we all hold in our hearts.

  11. Blessings on the Menorah - Chanukah - Hanukkah

    In general, the blessing is supposed to precede the performance of the Mitzvah. Therefore the blessing of Lehadlik is always recited before kindling the Chanukah lights. Most have the custom to wait with the lighting until all the blessings have been recited, though some do light immediately after the first blessing.