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Rabbi Eliyahu Ki-Tov examines the various laws, rituals and customs associated with Chanukah and the lighting of the menorah.

Laws & Lore

Laws & Lore

From "The Book of our Heritage"

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What is Chanukah? The Rabbis taught: For when the Greeks entered the Sanctuary, they defiled all of the oils used for kindling the Menorah. And when the Hasmonean House prevailed...
The special Chanukah prayers and Torah readings.
Working on Chanukah; what is permitted and what not? And why do women practice a special work stoppage while the Chanukah candles burn?
Although festive meals are not prescribed for the days of Chanukah, it is traditional to eat foods that are fried in oil...
Chanukah gelt, dreidel, and other Chanukah traditions.
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