The Hanukkah Blessings

Blessings for lighting the Hanukkah candles

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These blessings are recited before the lighting of the Hanukkah candles. Reprinted with permission from the Jewish Outreach Institute.

The First Blessing

Praised are You,
Our God, Ruler of the universe,
Who made us holy through Your commandments
and commanded us
to kindle the Hannukah lights.

The Second Blessing

Praised are You,
Our God, Ruler of the universe,
Who performed wondrous deeds for our ancestors
in those ancient days
at this season.


The Third Blessing
(First Night Only)


Praised are You, Our God, Ruler of the universe, Who has given us life and sustained us and enabled us to reach this season.

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