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A 9-branched candelabrum lit by Jews during the holiday of Chanukah. (Distinct from the 7-branched gold candelabrum that was lit in the Jewish Temple.)

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Last night - at a Bar Mitzva - a certain Rav Wallach answered this with a Medrash. He actually asked: if you have to light the Menora with oil, then how could the Chashmonaim do it with "miracle oil" …
answered Dec 12 '12 by Danny Schoemann
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Best is to make sure to be at home. Barring that: You can either light earlier - from Plag HaMincha, or else appoint somebody to light for you at the correct time, or else light when you get home if …
answered Dec 12 '17 by Danny Schoemann
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The Aruch HaShulcahn in סימן תרעא - דיני הדלקת נרות חנוכה והנחתן writes that it's obvious that one measures [the 3 tefachim] from the flame and not from the Chanukiya : ופשוט הוא דאם הפמוט גבוה – …
answered Nov 30 '15 by Danny Schoemann
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If half an hour has passed since you lit the candles (assuming you didn't light early) then you no longer need a Shamash. You can even extinguish the candles at that point. This is explicit in the Sh …
answered Dec 8 '15 by Danny Schoemann
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Question: Is this a permissible lighting or does each candle need to be manually lit from the shamash? Answer: Each candle needs to be lit manually with intent. Whether it needs to be from the sham …
answered Oct 21 '18 by Danny Schoemann
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Various Halachic issues are at play here, in theory. Laws of Chanukah: You shouldn't both light in the same Menora (or Chanukiya as it's usually referred to) at the same time, unless it's very clear …
answered Dec 24 '15 by Danny Schoemann
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It was well know in the 1980's in our Yeshiva - Kol Torah - that the Rosh Yeshiva - HoRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach זצ"ל used to light his Menora at his front door and a single candle at the window facin …
answered Dec 17 '12 by Danny Schoemann
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Let's assume you're far down as Cape Town at 33° 55′ 31″ S. Candle lighting on the first day of Chanuka (this year, 5775) at sunset would be at 19:55 and if you wait for night then it's at 20:25. Ho …
answered Oct 19 '14 by Danny Schoemann