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Brachot: Blessings for Menorah

Brachot: Blessings for Menorah


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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Anonymous Toronto, Ontario December 10, 2017

The Chanukah bracha was so convenient on the internet. Leave it to Chabad, Baruch Hashem! Reply

Anonymous D.C., U.S.A. December 25, 2016

Thank you for digital Chanukah materials for the disabled and shut-ins! Reply

linda nicholson mt jackson, va usa December 24, 2011

somg for manora blessings it is nice, i like it. shalom Reply

Anonymous Boynton Beach, FL December 20, 2011

Blessings for the Menorah Thank you .You made it easy to find on the internet Reply

Malkie Janowski for Coral Springs 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. Reply

Styles December 1, 2010

Missing a word? In the first blessing are we missing the word shell? Reply

Leah Markowitz Gilbert, AZ via 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. Reply

Irene Alhanati Cardillo Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 1, 2010

Blessings for the Menorah Thank you very much for posting this beautiful audio ! I love it!
Hannukah Sameach! Reply

Sandra Tsantilis 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! Reply

Anonymous flushing, nY December 10, 2009

praise nice and relaxed voice! Reply

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