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!
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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.