Hanukkah Blessings


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before lighting the Hanukkah Menorah candles 2 blessings:

First Chanukah Blessing

 

 

 

Tranliteration: Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu, l’had’lik neir shel Chanukah. (Amein)

Translation: Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us, to light the lights of Chanukkah. (Amen)

Second Chanukah Blessing

Tranliteration: Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam,  she’asah nisim la’avoteinu bayamim haheim baziman hazeh. (Amein)

Translation: Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe, Who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time. (Amen)

 

Chanukah Blessing for the first night only

Tranliteration: Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, shehecheyanu v’kiyimanu v’higi’anu laz’man hazeh. (Amein)

Translation: Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season (Amen)

 

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