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.)
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.
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.
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.
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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