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You don’t have be Jewish to celebrate.

Anyone can celebrate Hanukkah.

 

 

This video shows the “official” way to light the menorah.

But doing it any way is better than not doing it all.

 

How to Light the Hanukkah Menorah
 

 

 

The Hanukkah Blessings

You can say these blessings before lighting the candles. In English, or if you want, try saying the Hebrew versions.

 

On the first night of Hanukkah, say all three blessings.

On all subsequent nights, only say blessings 1 and 2.  (This info from the Chabad.org website.)

 

1. Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light.

Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai Eh-lo-hei-noo Meh-lech Ha-olam A-sher Ki-deh-sha-noo Beh-mitz-vo-tav Veh-tzi-va-noo Leh-had-lik Ner Cha-noo-kah.

 

2. Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.

Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai Eh-lo-hei-nu Meh-lech Ha-olam Sheh-a-sa Nee-sim La-avo-tei-noo Ba-ya-mim Ha-hem Bee-z’man Ha-zeh.

 

3. Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.

Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai Eh-lo-hei-noo Me-lech Ha-olam Sheh-heh-cheh-ya-noo Veh-kee-yeh-ma-noo Veh-hee-gee-a-noo Liz-man Ha-zeh.

 

If you want to sing the Hebrew blessings, Click here

to hear a traditional tune. There are lots of traditional tunes.

 

 
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