Blessings for Festival and Yom Tov Candle Lighting

For Passover, Shavuot, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah

Candle Lighting Without Shabbat Insertion
Candle Lighting_Yom Tov.mp3
Audio file
Candle Lighting WIth Shabbat Insertion
Candle Lighting_Shabbat V Yom Tov_v1.mp3
Audio file
Candle Lighting

The candles are lit before the blessing is recited.  On Shabbat, include the words in parentheses.

The first recording is the candle blessing for a weekday; the second recording is for the candle blessing when the festival falls on Shabbat.

Hebrew Text

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ, מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם,
אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ, בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצוָּנוּ,
לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל [שַׁבָּת וְשֶׁל] יוֹם טוֹב.


Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu l'hadlik ner shel [Shabbat v'shel] Yom Tov.


Blessed are You, our God, Ruler of the world, who sanctifies us with mitzvot and calls upon us to kindle the lights of [Shabbat and] the Festival day.