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On Chanukah we add the 'al hanissim' blessing in the Amidah prayer: “Your children entered the shrine of Your House ... kindled lights in Your holy courtyards.” The Menorah was usually lit in the Sanctuary of the Temple, not the outside courtyards!

In the Courtyards of Light

In the Courtyards of Light

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December 7, 2012
I love it... The miracle of the oil was to be exactly what the greeks were trying to uproot... beyond reason.
Isaiah
Sonora, Ca