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Brachot: Blessings for Menorah

Brachot: Blessings for Menorah




1. Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tzi-va-nu le-had-lik ner Cha-nu-kah.

2. Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-olam she-a-sa ni-sim la-avo-tei-nu ba-ya-mim ha-heim bi-zman ha-zeh.

3. Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-olam she-hechi-ya-nu ve-ki-yi-ma-nu ve-higi-a-nu liz-man ha-zeh.


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

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

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

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December 25, 2016
Thank you for digital Chanukah materials for the disabled and shut-ins!
D.C., U.S.A.
December 24, 2011
somg for manora blessings
it is nice, i like it. shalom
linda nicholson
mt jackson, va usa
December 20, 2011
Blessings for the Menorah
Thank you .You made it easy to find on the internet
Boynton Beach, FL
December 4, 2010
No missing word. Although the Talmud does conclude that blessing as "shel Chanukah," there is also the widely accepted version you see here. The reason for not including the word shel is based on a Kabbalistic teaching of the Arizal, who says that this blessing is to contain thirteen words. If shel is included in the belssing, we have fourteen words. As our liturgy is based on the Arizal's teachings, the shel is omitted and we have a thirteen word blessing.
Malkie Janowski for
Coral Springs
December 1, 2010
Missing a word?
In the first blessing are we missing the word shell?
December 1, 2010
First Candle
Thanks for allowing me to at least hear the first candle blessings and songs, here in Marlborogh MA hotel where I can only imaging being back home and sharing the Chanuka light with my loved ones.,
Chag Urim Sameach.
Leah M.
Leah Markowitz
Gilbert, AZ
December 1, 2010
Blessings for the Menorah
Thank you very much for posting this beautiful audio ! I love it!
Hannukah Sameach!
Irene Alhanati Cardillo
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
December 21, 2009
hanukkah songs for children
thank you for helping me teach my Hispanic students in East New York Brooklyn about the beauty of our Festival of Lights traditions. The transliterations were great because the students were really singing in Hebrew! Now they are playing the Dreidel game!
Sandra Tsantilis
December 10, 2009
nice and relaxed voice!
flushing, nY
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