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Menorah Lighting Guide

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Menorah Lighting Guide

Discover the importance of the menorah and how, when and where to light it.
Menorah, Chanukah

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Heather Hopkins Vancouver BC Canada December 22, 2019

Blessings Blessings of Light on Chanukah Hanukkah 2019 Thank you for sharing, easy to understand. Reply

Megan Fort myers December 2, 2018

It is Sunday December second 2018. I am Jewish and am wondering if I should light a candle tonight or Tomorrow. Thank you Reply Staff December 2, 2018
in response to Megan:

Yes, you light the first candle this evening (December 2 2018), happy Chanukah! Reply

Mrs. Chana Benjaminson via December 12, 2012

How many candles Tonight, Dec. 12, 2012 we light five candles. Reply

Phillip Lyons, NJ December 12, 2012

How many candles on each day. Todays date is the 12th. How many candles should be lit or on(electric) including the middle one. Want to know the correct way. Thanks Reply

Beyondwords Cranford, Nj July 5, 2012

Thank you Christopher McDonough of cranford. So happy for you. Know how much the Jewish faith means to you. Reply

Leah Awensztern Pavlovsky São Paulo, Brasil December 24, 2011

the most beautiful choise for the world to see Fantastic, the candles from Chanukah, the candles from Yerushalayim, the candles to illuminate to world.
Mazal Tov and Brachot from Hashem Reply

Mrs. Chana Benjaminson via December 20, 2011

When to light Most communities light the menorah shortly after sunset. In other communities, the menorah is kindled after nightfall. For more information please see When to light the Menorah Reply

Candice San Antonio December 20, 2011

What time should the candles be lit? Reply

GSimmons La Jolla, CA December 20, 2011

lite left to right! Thank you for refreshing my memory of how to light correctly!. Happy Chanukkah! Reply

Christopher McDonough Cranford, NJ December 20, 2011

Thank you I never knew to much about hanukkah thank you for the web site and all the information. If we could all just learn a little more about each religion the world will be a better place. Reply

Editor via October 17, 2011

where to get oil or candles You can use regular olive oil like you buy in the grocery store. For candles, you can use any candle that burns long enough to stay lit for at least half an hour into the night. Reply

Anonymous Pawtucket, RI/USA October 17, 2011

Chanukah oil or candles Where to obtain the oil orthe candles?Thank you. Reply

Anonymous Fort Worth, Tx November 30, 2010

Abilene Texas has a Jewish community Dear Posted by Anonymous, Abilene, Tx.

Abilene Texas does have Jewish community. You can be Jewish in Texas. Reply

Menachem Posner for December 14, 2009

To BGoldman: There is a Talmudic rule, "every turn that you take should be toward the right." When we light the right candle on the first night, and then each night light toward the right, we are in accordance with this custom. Reply

Anonymous Abilene, Tx December 14, 2009

thank you so much for this site I live in Tx and do not have any place to go to worship and celebrate the feasts and festivals so I heavily rely on what I can find online Thanks again Reply

Susanne Carlin Angelholm , Sweden December 12, 2009

Celebration I wish the light from the menora with spread to all good people in the world also to the meeting in Copenhagen for a better new world. Reply

BGoldman Cherry Hill, NJ December 11, 2009

candles Why do we place candles on the right, but light from the left? Reply

Caroline Belen, N.M. U.S.A December 10, 2009

gift of miracles Although I'm not Jeiwish, I think this is a beautiful holiday for the jews, and I love reading and learning about it. I never knew anything about it before, and I thank you for this website. And Happy Hanukkah to all of you. Reply

Sam October 18, 2009

Candles. Would it be acceptable to use Oil candles? that way they will last for DAYS not just half an hour. I wish Hanukkah could be lit up for the whole 8 days Reply

Joseph Gottlieb Las Vegas, NV.USA December 23, 2008

Hanukka Sameach Thank you for this beautiful site Reply

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