In a celebrateddispute, two great Jewish teachers, Hillel and Shammai, argued whether we should begin by lighting eight candles and gradually decrease to one (Shammai), or begin with one candle and add an additional one each night, thus continuously increasing the light and joy of the holiday (Hillel).
The majority ruled with Hillel. Thus, on the first night of Hanukkah, we recite or chant the blessings and light one candle with the , two on the second night, and so on. Customarily, the candles are placed in the from right to left but lit from left to right.
Learn the Jewish blessings over lighting Hanukkah candles with the cast of Shaboom! in a real life preschool class. All three Hebrew blessings for Hanukkah are here in this short, adorable, sweet video. Chag urim sameach - Happy Hanukkah! Enjoy this video and more with Shaboom!