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Chanukah Menorah: The eight-branched menorah (candelabra) kindled on Chanukah commemorating the miracle of Chanukah.
I was in a bit of a hurry, so I didn’t get into it, but I would still like to know: what is the story with electric menorahs?
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...
The blessing that we recite before lighting the Chanukah candles reads, "Blessed are You, G‑d...who sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to light the Chanukah lamp." I don't get it. When did G‑d command us to light the menorah? Isn't Chanu...
Since the miraculous victory came about through the heroic actions of Judith, the women of the ages felt a special affinity to the Chanukah lights...
In kabbalistic teachings, the number seven symbolizes perfection – perfection that is achievable via natural means – while eight symbolizes that which is beyond nature and its (inherently limited) perfection. Some examples: a) G‑d created the world and it...
There are not very many requirements for a kosher menorah, and most—but not all—of the menorahs on the market are just fine. That said, there are some factors to consider when purchasing a menorah . . .
If I light on time, it is likely that by the time my wife comes home, my menorah will no longer be alight. Does my wife light menorah again and make her own blessing?
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