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Blessing of Hanukkah Lights

Blessed are You, Lord our God,
King of the universe,
who has granted us life,
sustained us,
and brought us to this season.


We kindle these lights
to commemorate the miracles, the wonders, the salvations,
and the battles that you performed for our ancestors long ago,
in those days at this season
through Your holy priests.
During all eight days of Hanukkah
these lights are sacred,
And we have no right to make use of them,
but only to behold them,
in order to give thanks and to praise Your great Name,
for Your miracles, Your wonders and Your acts of salvation.