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Why Do We Light One More Candle Each Night?

Interpreting "Mehadrin Min Hamehadrin" in Lighting the Chanukah Menorah

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Why We Add a Candle Each Night: Interpreting "Mehadrin Min Hamehadrin" in Lighting the Chanukah Menorah

The school of Hillel says that the very best way (mehardin min hamehadrin) of lighting the menorah is to add one more candle each night. The Talmud gives two reasons for this approach: a) because of the dictum that we increase in matters of holiness and b) to make it readily obvious which night of Chanukah it is. Will there be a practical difference between these two reasons? A difference in rulings between Maimonides and Tosafos is considered.
Maimonides, Tosafists, Menorah

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Henry Kay Canada December 16, 2014

inspiring Thank you. I got a feeling that this is authentic Torah being taught by a genuine scholar rather than an orator or performer. Reply

Anonymous Westin, Florida March 6, 2012

That's amazing "Thers more movies than maamarim" was the best part keep them coming r Wagner is great Reply

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