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The blessings on the kindling of the menorah including audio, translation and transliteration.
Now, isn’t the mitzvah just to light the menorah at home? So why were the blessings recited at the public ceremony?
Hebrew: Transliteration: 1. Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm ah-sher ki-deh-shah-noo beh-mitz-voh-tahv veh-tzee-vah-noo leh-hahd-lik nayr kha-noo-kah. 2. Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm sheh-a...
If I light on time, it is likely that by the time my wife comes home, my menorah will no longer be alight. Does my wife light menorah again and make her own blessing?
Intermediate Talmud: Tractate Shabbat, Lesson 20
The Tamud’s discussion briefly digresses to the topic of oil and ink. Then, the returns to the subject of Chanukah, addressing the special blessings recited for kindling or seeing a lit menorah.
The Talmud on Chanukah, Lesson 5
In this class we learn the Talmud’s discussion on the preferred oil for lighting the menorah, and then proceed to scrutinize the blessings for the Chanukah menorah.
I was in a bit of a hurry, so I didn’t get into it, but I would still like to know: what is the story with electric menorahs?
Chanukah, 5743
The three blessings we recite before kindeling the menorah carry deep inside them the timeless Chanukah lessons for our service of G-d, specifically in our times.
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