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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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) and gratitude (to God for taking us out of Egypt), among other things. What's the takeaway message for the holiday of Chanuka? …
asked Jan 14 '15 by MTL
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There are opinions that hold that one needs a menorah, some sort of kli (vessel) to light Chanukah lights with; but even according to the contrary opinions, it's certainly easier to light when one has …
asked Dec 25 '14 by MTL
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A friend of mine is getting married on one of the nights of Chanuka this year. I do know that he has been in contact with his rabbi about this, but since I'm not sure what he said, I'll post this … question here to increase my own knowledge. ( If ever I find out what answer he got, I'll try to remember to post it here ) How is he supposed to light Chanuka candles the night he gets married? ...he's …
asked Dec 17 '14 by MTL
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Al hanissim (על הניסים) is a short addition to shemoneh esrei and birkas hamazon on Chanukah and Purim; however, there is no corresponding bit that's added to al hamichya, unlike retzei (for Shabbos) …
asked May 8 '15 by MTL
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It's been common practice for a very long time (perhaps as early as 60 years after the Chanukah miracle) to use a menorah (aka "chanukiyah") to light the Chanukah candles with. Do I need a menorah to …
asked Dec 21 '14 by MTL
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In pretty much every shul and yeshiva I've been in has lit Chanukah candles by shacharis, the same number of candles that were lit the night before. What is the source for this custom, and why is it …
asked Dec 22 '14 by MTL