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MENORAH BRACHOT - BLESSINGS
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ONE CANDLE IS ADDED TO THE MENORAH EACH NIGHT.
CANDLES ARE ADDED FROM RIGHT TO LEFT.
ON THE FIRST NIGHT, LIGHT THE SHAMESH CANDLE,
(the one at a different height)
AND ONE CHANUKAH CANDLE.

BY THE EIGHTH NIGHT, YOU LIGHT ALL THE CANDLES.
ALWAYS LIGHT THE SHAMESH CANDLE FIRST.
WHILE HOLDING THE LIT SHAMESH CANDLE,
BEFORE LIGHTING THE OTHER CANDLE(S),

RECITE THE BRACHOT.

SAY BRACHOT #1, #2 and #3 ON THE FIRST EVENING.

ON SUBSEQUENT EVENINGS, SAY ONLY BRACHOT #1 and #2.

BRACHA (BLESSING) # 1
Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sho-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Cha-nu-kah.
Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us by His commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the lights of Chanukah.
Hebrew Text
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BRACHA (BLESSING) # 2
Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom She-o-so Ni-sim La-avo-sei-nu Ba-yo-mim Ho-heim Ba-z'man Ha-zeh.
Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who wrought miracles for our fathers in days of old, at this season.
Hebrew Text
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BRACHA (BLESSING) # 3
The following bracha is said ONLY on the FIRST evening
(or the first time one kindles the lights this Chanukah):
Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom She-heh-che-yoh-nu Ve-ki-yi-mo-nu Ve-he-gi-o-nu Laz-man Ha-zeh.
Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has kept us alive, and has preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season.
Hebrew Text
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Listen to the Chanukah Brachot and Music
Holiday prayers and music sung by Cantor Pinchas Rabinovicz
(Brachot, Haneirot Halalu , Maoz Tzur) This recording uses Ashkenazic pronunciation.
*Torah Tots would like to thank Jewish Torah Audio of 613.org for the Real Audio files

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