This night I dedicate to increase, to the second step of every path. This is the move towards abundance, to building in increments, an ordered process. The treasures of the house tell of holiness that should only increase, ever rise. Thus it was decreed that we light an additional candle to mark each night.
For holiness, like light and all luminescent goodness should always advance, like an ascending staircase, ever more inclined, increased, enhanced. Just as each good act gives forth another, one spark springs forth to a second wick, while a string of candles awaits.
Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light.
Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.
I stand at the stairway, ready to rise, to explore. Having found my foundation, I move with upward momentum, the second night, the second step, the strength to start.