Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Hanukkah

hanukkah Candle Lighting 

One candle is added to the menorah each night. The first night, you light only the shammus (the one at a different height) and one Chanukkah candle. By the eighth night, you light all of the candles.
Candlelighting Procedure Candles should be added to the menorah from right to left (like Hebrew writing). See animation at right. The shammus candle is lit first. While holding the shammus candle, recite the following blessings. They are usually sung.

  Shammus is also called helper candle, the candle in the middle of the menorah.