Written by Gerald Boerner
Today, we are posting the second supplement to the posting on the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. This celebration lasts for eight days and consists of a series of candles being placed in a menorah and lighting one additional candle each day until all eight candles are lit on the last day of the observance. As the candles are lit, a blessing is prayed in Hebrew. Since this posting is intended for my English-speaking, non-Jewish audience, I have included only the English text for each blessing. Please refer to the full article for each day if you wish to see the Hebrew (or its transliteration).
The description of the activity each day is intended for children, so it is simply written. As far I can determine, the blessings and procedures are correct. I hope that these procedures will help you to better understand this celebration.
So, let’s start our exploration of the Blessings used during the last four days of Hanukkah… GLB
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Quotations Related to Blessings:
“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
“Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.”
— Mary Baker Eddy
“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.”
— Harold Coffin