Learn the Candle Lighting Blessing with “Prayer-eoke”

This video demonstrates the singing of the blessing over the Shabbat candles clearly and slowly with Hebrew and transliterated subtitles. The video was created by Rabbi Ahuva Zaches of Congregation Or Ami (Reform) in Richmond, VA, as part of her YouTube series, “Prayer-eoke,” a Karaoke-style program for learning Hebrew prayers. She uses a popular North American melody, which was composed by Abraham Binder, musical director of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (Reform) in the 1940s.