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The Eight Days of Chanukah

The Eight Days of Chanukah

Your Hanukkah 2014 Calendar

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Kislev 24

first Night of Chanukah Tonight is the first Night of Chanukah
Recite blessings 1, 2 and 3 and kindle one light in the menorah.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kislev 25

 
second Night of Chanukah Tonight is the second Night of Chanukah
Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle two lights in the menorah.
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kislev 26

 
third Night of Chanukah Tonight is the third Night of Chanukah

Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle three lights in the menorah.
Friday, December 19, 2014

Kislev 27

 
fourth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the fourth Night of Chanukah

The menorah should be lit before lighting the Shabbat Candles (18 minutes before sunset).
Light Shabbat Candles
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Shabbat, December 20, 2014

Kislev 28

 
fifth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the fifth Night of Chanukah

Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle five lights in the menorah. After nightfall (click here for local times), recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle four lights in the menorah. The menorah is lit after Shabbat ends and the Havdalah is recited.
Sunday, December 21, 2014

Kislev 29

 
sixth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the sixth Night of Chanukah

Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle six lights in the menorah.
Monday, December 22, 2014

Kislev 30

 
seventh Night of Chanukah Tonight is the seventh Night of Chanukah.
Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle seven lights in the menorah.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tevet 1

 
eighth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the eighth Night of Chanukah.

Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle eight lights in the menorah.
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October 20, 2014
To Anonymous
One gift is fine and even no gift is fine. I'm sure your roommate will appreciate your Happy Chanukah wishes.
Chabad.org Staff
mychabad.org
October 20, 2014
My roommate is Jewish and I know very little about Chanukah. I'm a broke college kid, so I don't plan on buying 8 presents. Is it okay to give a present on just 1 day? I was thinking the final night, but I'm unsure if I'm breaking a custom.
Anonymous
December 24, 2013
Menorah
I am not Jewish but I love candles and recently puchased a non-traditional looking Menorah to put on my dining room table. The stand is made out of metal and is low in height with glass holders for the candles. My grandchildren laughed and asked why I bought it - I said I liked it. I don't see why I have to be Jewish to have such a beautiful display of candles for the holidays.
Anonymous
December 2, 2013
Re lighting the Menorah
The Menorah should be lit from left to right.
Mrs. Chana Benjaminson
mychabad.org
December 2, 2013
Candle Lighting Direction
Are we supposed to light the menora from right to left?
Meredith
New Hampshire
November 26, 2013
To Anonymous
On weeknights, the custom of many communities (including Chabad-Lubavitch) is to light the menorah shortly after sunset; other communities light it at nightfall. In either case, the menorah must contain enough fuel at the time of the lighting to burn until 30 minutes after nightfall.
If the Chanukah lights were not lit early in the evening, they can be kindled later, as long as there are people in the streets (or others awake in the house).
Chabad.org Staff
mychabad.org
November 26, 2013
Chanukah Candle Lighting times
Other than for Shabbos, is there a specific time to light the Chanukah candles?
Anonymous
November 23, 2012
To Kailey - Mesa, AZ Nov. 2011
I am by no means an authority, & it's been a year since you posed your questions, but here goes: I don't know if there was an error last year, but for Wed. & Th. this year, it does state and shows the correct number of candles, 5 & 6, respectively. The Shamash does not count as the 1st candle; it serves only as the method to light the other 1-8 candles.
GE
Reseda, CA
December 20, 2011
The Eight Days of Chanukah
Thank you for such a simple yet succinctly complete guide to celebrating Chanukah...it will be a mitzvah to be able to not just light the candles this year, but to lead with the traditional prayers and recite while the kindling of the lights is continuing.
Patrick Jarvis
Palm Springs, Ca
November 27, 2011
Why are the same amount of candles lit on Wednesday and Thursday? Does the Shamash count as the first candle?
Kailey
Mesa, AZ
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