Category Archives: Chanukah

Mikeitz: Hiddur Mitzvah Part 3

Taste of Halacha and Hashkafa It was the third night of Chanukah and Yaakov only had two candles.  He lights one in keeping with the basic obligation to light one candle per home.  Later in the evening he received a … Continue reading

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Hiddur Mitzvah Part 2

Taste of Talmud, Halacha and Chanukah When the Chashmonaim returned to the Bais Hamikdash they only found one small flask of oil that had not been defiled by the Greeks.  According to the account of Rav Achai Gaon, this flask … Continue reading

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