Askmoses-A Jews Resource
What is the reason for shaking the Four Species in all directions?
Browse our archives

The Scholar is ready to answer your question. Click the button below to chat now.


Scholar Online:

Type in your question here:

Click the button below to either CHAT LIVE with an AskMoses Scholar now - or - leave a message if no Scholar is currently online.

CHAT or LEAVE A MESSAGE

What blessing is recited when lighting the Holiday Candles?

by Rabbi Shlomo Chein

  

Library » Holidays » General Information » Holiday Candles | Subscribe | What is RSS?


PRINT EMAIL COMMENT

(Important notes: a. See here for the special high Holiday blessings. b. The Sheheciyanu blessing is not recited on the last day(s) of Passover).


 1. Baruch atta Ado-noy Elo-hai-nu Melech ha'olam asher kid-sha-nu b'mitz-vo-tav v'tzi-vanu li-had-leek ner shel Yom Tov.


[Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of the Holiday.]


If the holiday cioncides with a Friday night, instead of the above we recite the following blessing:


Baruch atta Ado-noy Elo-hai-nu Melech ha'olam asher kid-e-sha-nu b'mitz-vo-tav v'tzi-vanu li-had-lik ner shel Shabbat v'Yom Tov.


[Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of Shabbat and the Holiday.]


2. Baruch atta Ado-noy Elo-hai-nu Melech ha'olam she-he-che-yanu, v'kee-manu, v'hee-gee-anu l'zman hazeh.


[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.] 


The blessings are recited after we light the candles.


[Ed. note: also read "How does Holiday candle-lighting differ than Shabbat candle-lighting?" as well as "Is the Shehechiyanu blessing recited whenever ligting holiday candles?"]


ADD A COMMENT

Please email me when new comments are posted (you must be  logged in).
Shabbat
(pl: Shabbatot). Hebrew word meaning "rest." It is a Biblical commandment to sanctify and rest on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. This commemorates the fact that after creating the world in six days, G-d rested on the seventh.
Passover
A Biblically mandated early-spring festival celebrating the Jewish exodus from Egypt in the year 1312 BCE.
Yom Tov
Jewish Holiday.
G-d
It is forbidden to erase or deface the name of G-d. It is therefore customary to insert a dash in middle of G-d's name, allowing us to erase or discard the paper it is written on if necessary.