How to light the Chanukah candles

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by AISH.COM | Dec 08, 2016

1 Use candles big enough to burn for at least 30 minutes. Many use olive oil to recall the original miracle in the Temple. They should be the same height and preferably in a straight line.

2 The prevalent custom is to light the menorah indoors by a window facing the street; in Israel many light the menorah outside their front doorway.

3 The preferable time to light the menorah is at nightfall. It is best to light in the presence of many people in order to publicise the miracle.

4 Light the Shamash, recite the blessings and, then use the Shamash to light the Chanukah candles. Light the new candle added that day first.


With kind permission of Aish Hatorah



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