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How To Light the Hanukkah Menorah

Watch more Happy Hanukkah videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to light the Menorah candles in the correct order. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Position your menorah Position your menorah. Place the menorah in or near a window facing the street on the left side of your home, as you face the entrance from outside. Tip Placing a menorah in a window for passerbys to see fulfills the commandment to publicize the miracle. Step 2: Put a candle in the holder 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. Step 3: Light the shamash Light the shamash, the candle used to light the others, and recite the three Hanukkah blessings. Tip Never use the Hanukkah candles to light each other. Step 4: Light the first candle Light the first candle and place the still-lit shamash in its holder, which is usually above or below the other candles. Step 5: Pray After lighting the first candle, recite or chant the Hanerot Halalu prayer. Tip At this point, many people sing Maoz Tsur or other appropriate Hanukkah songs. Step 6: Let the candle burn Let the candles burn for at least 30 minutes. Step 7: Continue lighting candles On the second through eighth nights, add a candle to the left of the previous one and repeat the process, lighting the newer candle first and moving right. Eliminate the first candle blessing. Step 8: On Fridays, light the menorah first On Friday nights, always light the Hanukkah candles before the Shabbat candles. Light the menorah before sunset. Did You Know? Since oil is so important to the holiday, Hanukkah foods are often fried.
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