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Hanukkah, a holiday commemorating the miracles surrounding the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in the second century BCE

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Vedibarta Bam brings two answers: From the Tzemach Dovid of Dinov: The Gemora writes that the oil was מונח בחותמו של כהן גדול - "lying with the Kohen Gadol's seal". It should have said, "שהי' חתום" …
answered Dec 9 '12 by Michoel
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Nitey Gavriel Chanukah (Perek 56) quotes the custom to wish one another "gmar chasima tova" and that of having a special meal.
answered Dec 13 '12 by Michoel
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See Pri Chadash 671:4 that distinguishes between an אבוקה (torch) and a מדורה (bonfire) - Shulchan Aruch 671:4 only invalidates a מדורה and therefore an אבוקה of just two wicks is permitted (see also …
answered Dec 11 '12 by Michoel
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courtyards, and instituted these eight days of Chanuka.” Since they lit the candles in the courtyard and not the בית המקדש itself, they thus established eight days of חנוכה and not seven. However, the …
answered Dec 9 '12 by Michoel
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Here is one place were the Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke about the connection between the Hakhel year and public Chanukah gatherings. (Toras Menachem Hisvaduyos 5748 v2 pg 157-158): וזהו החידוש המיוחד ב …
answered Dec 9 '15 by Michoel
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The Admor Meostrovtze offers a fascinating explanation as to why Chazal decided that we should light Chanuka candles for specifically half an hour. Each Chanuka a person lights 36 candles in total … (excluding the Shamoshim). If we light each candle for half an hour, there is a total of 18 hours of Chanuka candles burning each year. Since a person’s lifespan is seventy years (as it says in …
answered Nov 26 '13 by Michoel
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additionally not properly allow for publicizing the mitzvah. The Tzafnas Paneach (Chanuka Chapter 3 Halacha 3) explains that there were two miracle that occurred on Chanuka - the miracle of the candles and … the salvation from the Greeks. Nowadays that we no longer observe the festivals of Megillas Taanis there is no longer an element of publicizing the Chanuka candles. The Nimukey Orach Chaim concludes …
answered Oct 25 '12 by Michoel