How to light the Menorah?
â€¢ Place the menorah in a central spot in your home where all who pass can see its glow.
â€¢ Recite the following blessing at nightfall on the first day of Hanukkah before you light the candle on the far right: “Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with his commandments and commanded us to kindle the lights of Hanukkah.”
â€¢ Light the shamash, or service candle, and then use it to light the candle, or oil wick, on the far right of the menorah. As you do so, say the following: “Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our ancestors, at this season, in days past.” Replace the shamash in its holder and let both candles glow until they burn themselves out.
â€¢ Add the following shehechiyanu blessing only on the first night of Hanukkah: “Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the universe, who gave us life and kept us and delivered us to this time.”
â€¢ Light two candles on the second night, keeping in mind that you always light from left to right using the shamash.
â€¢ Continue with three candles on the third night in the same fashion, and continue doing this each night until, on the eighth night, all eight candles are burning brightly (nine, including the shamash).On each night, repeat the first two blessings quoted above.