How to Light the Hanukkah Menorah

A simple, animated guide on how to light Chanukah candles.

Learn more on how to light the menorah and the full text of the blessings on the Hanukkah candles.

Comments (39)

(39) Anonymous, December 14, 2020 4:31 AM

I wish to have a degree in any of the Isreal university. I mean theological or Hebrew study. I have a PhD. in Social Ethics. Thanks.

(38) Ethan, November 13, 2013 3:04 AM

You lite another candle ever night

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(37) Anonymous, December 5, 2012 2:07 PM

Light unto the Nation

Good morning, your articles truly keeps us going. This one is a good refresher for the celebration of the lights to commemorate Chanukah. Thank you very much for simplifying the process for all us.

(36) Razmag, December 22, 2011 10:39 PM

dont' forget kavanah

I think the man lighting in the video skipped the brocha, therefore his lighting was invalid and he needs to do it again. lol. just joshin with ya. don't forget to have holy intentions when you light, you know, like think about it, Gcd really gave us a miracle on a plate.

(35) Don Dwire, December 19, 2011 11:24 PM

Thank you for this information, it helps me come closer to the jewish people and Israel.

(34) Miriam Hameda Barran, December 12, 2011 6:13 PM

The Power of the Almighty

This is great education both for jew and non-jew. Let the light take the darkness of their mind and open it to a more beautiful light of the work of G-D in the life of a Jew

(33) Marina Rivera del Aguila, December 1, 2010 2:25 AM

Jánuca (Spanish pronunctiation)

You really simplified the whole process. Thanks!

(32) Art Simon, November 28, 2010 7:16 PM


This is my first Chanukah as a Jew By Choice. Your articles are very helpful and much appreciated. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(31) Michelle, December 13, 2009 12:04 PM

Thank you

I have just began to learn and celebrate these TRUE Holy days and am so thankful for this information!

(30) Gloria, December 23, 2008 6:22 PM

Thank you

Thank you for all the great information. This is a web site I will pass along to my kids.

(29) MOSHE, December 21, 2008 3:12 PM


thank u for this awesome website, my family and i just start go to temple and this site is a wonderful tool in our learning and how to correctly say prayers and blessing and participate as a family in our home.......

(28) Barbara Solomon, December 21, 2008 1:32 PM

Thank you

I have started lighting candles on the Sabbath. My Mom always lit them. My family is not always here but I have decided to light them for me and for my cherished memories when growing up. Thank you for answering all my questions. I now feel like I belong and I even like myself more.:) Thank you is not enough

(27) Travis, November 22, 2008 3:46 PM

1st time celebrating Chanukah

I have converted to Judaism not to long ago and this is what I have been looking for to celebrate Chanukah right!! Thank you!!!

(26) Woolf, December 8, 2007 4:30 AM


Great ! I look forward to seeing your "make-up" for all the Jewish holidays. Thank you most sincerely.

(25) Elizabeth, December 7, 2007 2:44 AM

Thank you for sharing this. I especially enjoyed being able to hear the blessings. God bless.

(24) Karl Rose, December 4, 2007 4:07 PM

beautiful instructions

Thank you!!!

(23) Susan, December 10, 2006 8:25 PM

This is very inspiring.

(22) GildaMaryDelores, December 6, 2006 6:16 AM

fantastic animation and information-I did not know how to use the Menorah

I would like to learn more about the Jewish culture and religion. My father was Jewish and I have family in Israel. I would like to have something in common with them, hopefully when I meet them soon.

Kind regards,


(21) carl, November 21, 2006 3:22 PM

very good

(20) alice, January 6, 2006 12:00 AM


amazing, the information is accurate, its updated well and just great!

(19) Saulo Maia, December 24, 2005 12:00 AM

Saulo Maia ... King's Course London in Brazil

Shalom... I am a Head Master of King's Course London and I live in Brazil. And it's so cool to know this site... I am very blessed with all information... Thanks a lot.

(18) Heidi K. L. Sprinkle, West Nottingham Academy, December 13, 2004 12:00 AM

Thank you....for your help & your guidance

I am the Director of Admission at a boarding school and have held Chanukah in my office each evening. Many of my students are Jewish and unable to get home for this wonderful celebration. You site has helped me for four years and I just wanted to say thank you and Happy Chanukah! - Mrs. Sprinkle

(17) marilyn, December 7, 2004 12:00 AM

High quality informative site. Thank you.

Thank you for this exceptional website and all it provides.

(16) Betty Halegua, December 7, 2004 12:00 AM


Thank You for this lovely, both training and also entertaining page. Happy Chanukah from Ýstanbul, Turkey

(15) Larry E Tooley, December 6, 2004 12:00 AM

Great service.

Thanks for the training on such a great tradition. I admire it and you folks.

(14) Janet Daniel, December 3, 2004 12:00 AM

wonderful, easy instructions & information

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Happy Chanukah from Imperial Beach (San Diego), California, USA

(13) Dr. Maribel Ulmos, December 2, 2004 12:00 AM


Thank you for this effort and your love by sharing with us the beauty of being jewish.
Dr. Ulmos

(12) Joseph, November 30, 2004 12:00 AM

shalom and happy Hanukha dear
todaravah to your effort
kol tuv

(11) Jorge Ariel Portillo, November 30, 2004 12:00 AM


very useful !!!!!
it kept me entertained for hours......and learnt more details about this minor holiday.

(10) ruth garduño, November 22, 2004 12:00 AM

thank you for your efforts

I truely thank you for this site,I appreciated very much agein thank you

(9) Julian, November 22, 2004 12:00 AM

Chanukah Lights

Very grateful to you all, as usual. Chag Chanukah Sameach.

(8) Anonymous, December 16, 2003 12:00 AM

Chanukah Site

What a wonderful site!! I truely appreciated the animated instructions.

Happy Chanukah.
Dr. Mendez

(7) Shelly Arnold, November 30, 2003 12:00 AM

candle lighting instructions

Wonderful animation and clear instructions. Thank you for your efforts.

(6) gabriello marchetti, December 6, 2002 12:00 AM


Hag Chanukah sameach to the staff of AISH COM.Thanks a lot for all you make for jewish people in the world !

(5) Kenneth R. Handschuh, December 6, 2002 12:00 AM

Happy Chanukah!
Great graphic. With all the deep meaning retoric, which I enjoy reading, something as simple as this is nice.

(4) joseph, December 3, 2002 12:00 AM

Thank you very much
very nice site.

(3) Evelyn, December 2, 2002 12:00 AM

Great site - very informative!

Thank you for presenting the essence of Chanukah is such a clear and interesting way.

(2) Catherine, November 6, 2002 12:00 AM


Down to earth, covers the basics in a wonderful way. The only site that told me which side to start lighting the candles from and how to place them. Thank you!

(1) Michael, November 2, 2002 12:00 AM




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