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The Prayer for Lighting
the Chanukah Menorah


The Prayer for Chanukah Candle-Lighting


Every night during Chanukah, when the candles are lit this is the prayer that is recited.


Ba-ruch ata, A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu, me-lech ha-o-lam, a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mits-vo tov, ve-tsi-va-nu le-had-lik neir shel Chan-nu-kah.


Ba-ruch ata, A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu, me-lech ha-o-lam,she-a-sa ni-sim las-a-vo-tei-nu ba-ya-mim ha-heim ba-ze-man ha-zah.


Ba-ruch ata, A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu, me-lech ha-o-lam, she-he-chya-nu ve-ki-ya-ma-nu ve-hi-gi-a-nu las-man-ha-zeh.



Lighting the Menorah candles









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STEVE SCHUMANN from Utah, US
18:27 11/27/2011
 
WHAT ARE THE WORDS TO THE SONG. MO OTZ
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pagie from Ireland
19:21 10/18/2011
 
i dont get why thay say it can u please tell me
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Steve from Utah, US
12:52 12/02/2010
 
is it necessary to fast on Yom Kippur if taking medication
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Fran Elissa from United States
00:49 12/01/2010
 
Praised be thou oh Lord our God, King of the Universe who has commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light.
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Judy
16:45 11/24/2010
 
Would you please "translate" the prayer said during the Chanukah candle-lighting into English for us? It's beautiful; would like to know what is being said. Thanks!
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Paul Goldstein from Norway
18:05 12/16/2009
 
The last blessing is recited in either of these two circumstances: 1) It's the first night of Chanukah. OR 2) One is observing the holiday and reciting the blessings for the first time that year, regardless of which night of Chanukah it is.
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maria from New York, US
22:46 12/15/2009
 
blessings
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Sean from New York, US
16:39 12/13/2009
 
I believe the last prayer is only supposed to be recited on the first night of Chanukah.
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jim from New Jersey, US
15:32 12/12/2009
 
thanks. every time i tried to recasll mthe prayer all mi could recall was a torah prayer that starts the same
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lisa from New York, US
16:20 12/11/2009
 
Thank you all for these comments! Extra thanks to Billy for the translation!!!



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