Holidays / Hanukkah / Hanukkah Prayers And Blessings

Blessing Over The Candles

-Author Unknown

First line: Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, asher kidshanu bemitzvotav vitzivanu lehadlik neir shel Hanukkah. Last line: Praised are You, God, Spirit of the Universe, who makes us holy through your commandments and commands us to light the Hanukkah candles…

Blessing For Hanukkah

-Author Unknown

First line: Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, she’asah nisim la’avoteinu, bayamim haheim baziman hazeh. Last line: Praised are you, God, Spirit of the Universe, who performed miracles for our ancestors in their day at this season…

The Shehecheyanu - Generic Prayer Of Gratitude

-Author Unknown

The Shehecheyanu is a great generic catch all prayer that’s basically saying, “Wow! We are really happy we got to this moment!” Like for example, after we have been working our asses off for months, when the new release of the JewBelong website goes live and doesn’t crash with all the high-fiving, we will say the Shehecheyanu.

First line: Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, shehecheyanu v’key’manu v’higiyanu lazman hazeh. Amen. Last line: Praised are You, Spirit of the Universe, who keeps us alive, sustains us, and brings us to this moment. Amen…

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