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Chanukah and the Nature of Rabbinical Commandments

Analyzing the Talmudic Source for Chanukah

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Chanukah and the Nature of Rabbinical Commandments : Analyzing the Talmudic Source for Chanukah

How rabbinical commandments -- like lighting the Chanukah menorah -- derive their power from the Biblical injunction (Deuteronomy 17:11) "According to the law they [the Sages] instruct you... you shall not divert... either right or left."
Tractate Shabbat, Talmud, Rabbinic Mitzvot, Chanukah

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