The candles we light celebrate the reawakening of our natural world and a renewal of our convictions to fight oppression wherever we encounter it.

Traditional blessing:

Baruch atah Adonai eluhenu melech haolom asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu le hadlich ner shel yom tov.

Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Yom Tov light.

Humanist blessing:

Baruch haor b'olam, baruch haor b'adam, baruch haor b'pesach

Precious is the light of the world, of humankind, of Passover

[Light the candles]

haggadah Section: Kadesh