Lighting the Yom Tov (Holiday) Candles

Before the start of every Sabbath or Jewish holiday, it is traditional for the

women of the household (or any individual) to light two candles in honor of

the holiness of the day.

After lighting the candles, recite:

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has

sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us that

we kindle the Yom Tov (Holiday) lights.

Baruch Atah Ado-nai, Elo-heinu Melech Ha-olam, Asher Kid’shanu

B’mitzvotav V’tzivanu L’hadlik Ner Shel Yom Tov.

haggadah Section: Introduction