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Light-Up or Lights-Down?

Two schools of thought on kindling the menorah

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Light-Up or Lights-Down?: Two schools of thought on kindling the menorah

The Academy of Hillel says that the optimum manner to light the Chanukah candles is to light one the first night, adding a candle each subsequent night of the holiday. The Academy of Shamai maintain that the desired method is to kindle 8 flames on the first night, 7 on the second night, diminishing the number each night so that one flame is lit on the last night. This class will explore these contrasting views and shed light on life's most existential questions.
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