Lighting the Candle Night 7

Hanukkah Night 7

On this night, we now light 7 candles on our Hanukkah Menorah.  Once again first the Shamash (center) candle is lit, and operates as the servant candle to light the other 7 candles.  The candles are then lit from the farthest right to the left (just like the Hebrew language is read from right to left).  7 candles in addition the Shamash candle now shine brightly!

Candle Lighting Blessing:

Barukh attah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh Ha’olam asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel Chanukah.

“Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe who sanctifies us with Thy commandments and commanded us to kindle the lights of Chanukah!”


Traditional Reading of Night 7:  Numbers 7:48-59

Hanukkah Recipe:

Chocolate Mint Hanukkah Coins/Gelt

  • 1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract, perhaps a bit more to taste

Place the chips in the top of a double boiler and over simmering water, melt the chips (or melt in microwave). When they are about halfway melted, add the oil and the extract. Continue stirring over heat to combine the ingredients well. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool for about 15 minutes, or until the chocolate has started to thicken slightly.

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet tray, and using a soup spoon, pour coin shaped discs onto the parchment paper. Use all of the chocolate to make “coins.” Allow the coins to harden and then simply peel them off the paper and enjoy.

Tip: try other flavors like almond, and vanilla.

Makes about 3 dozen.

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Hanukkah Song/Video:

Burn by the Maccabeats