What do you do on the first day of Hanukkah?

What do you do on the first day of Hanukkah?

The first night of Hanukkah, Jews recite three blessings and two on the remaining days. After lighting the menorah, Jews will sing Hanerot Halalu, a hymn with many variations across cultures. But the main theme consists of addressing the reasons for lighting the menorah and giving thanks and praise to God.

Do you light Shabbat or Chanukah candles first?

Chanukah candles should be lit a few minutes before Shabbat candles, even when different people are lighting. Preferably, they should not be lit a lot before Shabbat candles and in no case may they be lit before plag hamincha (1.25 “halachic hours” before sunset).

What time should I light Chanukah candles?

When to Light There are opinions that maintain that Chanukah lights should be kindled at shkiya (sunset). Accordingly, many contemporary authorities calculated intermediate times to light in order to accommodate all the opinions. Chanukah candles should be lit within a half hour of nightfall.

When do you put a candle in the Hanukkah menorah?

At nightfall, on the first evening of the Hanukkah holiday, put a candle into the holder at the far right of the menorah as you face it. Light the shamash, the candle used to light the others, and recite the three Hanukkah blessings. Never use the Hanukkah candles to light each other.

Where do you place the Shamash on a Chanukah menorah?

Place one candle in this elevated spot. Every night of Chanukah, you place and light the shamash first before the other candles. The word “shamash” means “attendant” in Hebrew, and its elevation away from the other candles is meant to separate it from the candles that represent each day of Chanukah.

Which is the correct way to light the Menorah?

Step 5: Light Right to Left, but Left to Right There are eight candles to light. On the first night of Hanukkah, place a candle in the holder on the far right, and light it with the shamash.

Which is the correct way to light a Chanukah candle?

Always use the shamash to light the candles. Never use an already lit candle to light the others. Tip: Although you placed the candles from right to left, you always light the candles from left to right in order to acknowledge the new candle representing the new night of Chanukah before the others. Helpful?

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