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Chanukah Menorah

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For the hundred Jews or so, the only recognition of the holiday of Chanukah was this one small electric menorah...
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...
Question: So Chanukah is over and I am putting the menorah away (sigh). What should I do with the stubs of my candles, which were often blown out before fully burning down? Answer: Good question. What are you to do with the leftover oil or candle stubs? T...
Question: I understand that once upon a time it was common to light the menorah at the entrance to one’s home, facing the street. These days this is no longer common, and most people place their menorah in the window instead. That way, everyone can see it...
Question: I will be away from home for some days of Chanukah. Do I need to light a menorah of my own, or will the menorahs kindled by my wife and kids back home “cover” me as well? Response: Let’s say you would be staying at a Jewish home. Your family bac...
What Is a Menorah? The word “menorah” is Hebrew for “lamp,” and generally refers to either the seven-branched golden candelabra that was lit every day in the Tabernacle, and then the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, or the eight-flamed lamp that is lit on the ei...
My life is at a standstill. I'm thinking of moving to a different city, or maybe changing my career...
. . . and what it taught me about writer’s block
Turn any mitzvah inside out and you’ll see a light—an active and energetic light that looks to shine in every black corner. Turn any mitzvah inside out and you’d see . . . a menorah.
"Being Jewish stinks!" Zach shouted as he stomped up the stairs to his bedroom, kicking his bedroom door closed for punctuation.
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