Our seder is at night because the exodus from Egypt is said to have taken place at night. We light candles to bring light to our table.

Everyone is invited to light a candle and place it somewhere on the table or in the room. We are not technically celebrating Yom Tov, but you are welcome to recite the traditional blessing before you light.

ברוך אתה יי אלוהינו מלך העולם אשר קדשנו במצוותיו וצונו להדליק נר של יום טוב.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Haolam, asher ki-de-sha-nu b’mitzvotav, ve’tzivanu lehadlik ner shel yom tov.

Blessed are you, Adonai, our G-d, Ruler of the World, who made us holy with commandments, and commanded us to light the lights of Yom Tov.

haggadah Section: Introduction