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What connections does Chanuka have with Pesach?

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As Shalom asked on your Shavuos question, what makes you think there is a connection? You should include some information about why you think there are or may be connections. In general, if you've got pertinent information when you ask the question, share it! – Isaac Moses Oct 19 '10 at 18:57
If you know some answers and are looking for ones you're not yet aware of, then that's your question. Yes, there are many questions here whose askers left out some information they knew. That doesn't make it useful. I'm only picking on this series because it's a series. – Isaac Moses Oct 20 '10 at 3:31
Or why don't you answer the ones you know, and let others answer as well? – yydl Oct 20 '10 at 3:50
I request that you concentrate more on providing information and less on points, even altruistically. The former is the 'ikar and the latter are a distant tafel. – Isaac Moses Oct 20 '10 at 18:19
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On Chanuka a poor person is required to sell his clothing or collect Tzedaka in order to buy candles or oil and wicks. The same as on Pesach a poor person is required to sell his clothing or collect Tzedaka to drink the 4 cups of wine.

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The Jews of Izmir, Turkey would use their leftover oil from Chanukah to light a small oil lamp to use for Bedikas Chometz on the night before Pesach. (Avraham Galanti, Minhagei Izmir. Cited in Levinson. Dinim V'Minhagim, page 173)

A common modern custom is to burn the oil with the Chometz on Erev Pesach.

Credit: Mishpacha Kolmus #15 Chanukah 5771

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