The Beliefnet Guide to Hanukkah

The Beliefnet Guide to Hanukkah


Video: How to Light Hanukkah Candles


In this Beliefnet exclusive, Meredith Jacobs, a.k.a. the Modern Jewish Mom, teaches you the right way to place candles in your hanukkiah for each of the eight nights of the Festival of Lights and explains how to recite the Hanukkah blessings in Hebrew.
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Read the Blessings


More Videos from Meredith
Hanukkah Wisdom from Rabbi Steinsaltz

Hanukkah Starter Kit

• View the historical Hanukkah story
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• Discover how to observe Hanukkah
   Read

• Learn to recite the Hanukkah blessings
   Read

• Find what you'll need to celebrate Hanukkah
   Read

• Learn about traditional Hanukkah foods
   Read

• Explore Beliefnet's complete Hanukkah features
   Read

• Join the Virtual Talmud debate:
   Hanukkah's lesson on conserving energy
   Read

Celebrate

Hanukkah Gift Guide
Click through our photo gallery for ideas on what to give friends and family.
  Find a Gift
Hanukkah eCards
Wish someone a happy Hanukkah with a free Beliefnet eCard.
  Send an eCard
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Take Our Quiz

• Find out how much you really know about Hanukkah.
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Share Your Favorite Hanukkah Moments

• Jews around the world have many different traditions to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Share yours in photos, videos and stories!
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Poll: Hanukkah Favorites

• The best part of Hanukkah is:
   The candles.
   Latkes, sufganiyot, and chocolate gelt.
   Dreidels.
   Presents.
   The Maccabees and the miracle.
  

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