Chanukah Basics

Candle OrderOne candle is added to the menorah each night. So on the first night you light only the shammus (servant, the one that is set apart from the line) and one Chanukah candle.  On the second night, you light the shammus and two candles, continuing on each night so that by the eighth night you light all of the candles.

Candles should be added to the menorah from right to left (like Hebrew writing), but lit from left to right – after lighting the shammus candle, the newest candle is always lit first.  While holding the shammus candle, recite the following blessings.

Chanukah Blessings

 Once the candles are lit it is time to read the Word, sing some songs of worship or praise, discuss with loved ones how good God is, or just enjoy watching the candles burn and contemplating how good God is. "Be still and know that He is God" (Ps. 46:10)


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