דַּבֵּר אֶל־אַהֲרֹן וְאָמַרְתָּ אֵלָיו בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ אֶת־הַנֵּרֹת אֶל־מוּל פְּנֵי הַמְּנוֹרָהיָאִירוּ שִׁבְעַת הַנֵּרוֹת Hear the verse in Hebrew
da-BAYR el a-ha-RON v’-a-mar-TA ay-LAV b’-ha-a-lo-t’-KHA et ha-nay-ROT el MUL p’-NAY ha-m’-no-RAH ya-EE-ru shiv-AT ha-nay-ROT
Today is the First Night of Chanukah
Chanukah is an eight-day holiday that marks the rededication of the Second Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple) in 164 CE, after its desecration by King Antiochus, as well as the victory of the Jewish people in their fight against religious oppression. The holiday is observed by lighting an eight-branched Chanukahmenorah each night. On the first night one candle is lit. A candle is added each night, culminating in 8 candles being lit on the last night. Find eight nights worth of Chanukah inspiration in The Israel Bible Daily Inspirationsdevotional.