Category: Chanukah

Blessing for Hanukkah Candles

Happy Hanukkah Blessing for Hanukkah for You and Yours from Netzari Emunah Keter Shem Tob– Vol. II, pp. 515 – 516 In London and Amsterdam, the practice is to bless over lighting the candles by concluding with “to kindle the lamp of Hanukkah,” while the text in the […]

Chanukah Candles

  The Proper Time for Lighting Chanukah Candles On Erev Shabbat Praying Mincha Before Lighting Candles On the Friday afternoon of Chanukah, it is preferable to pray Mincha before lighting the Chanukah candles. The reason for this is because the Mincha prayer was established in the place of […]

A Guest On Motza’ei Shabbat Chanukah

Question: If one is staying as a guest at one’s parents’ or in-laws’ home for Shabbat Chanukah, where should one light Chanukah candles on Motza’ei Shabbat? Answer: Regarding a married individual who is staying as a guest at his father’s home, according to the Sephardic custom that only […]


Torah Reading: VAYEISHEV Gen. 37:1-40:23; Numbers 7:18-29. Haftara: Zechariah 2:14-4:7.  B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 “FROM THE DEPTH OF HEBRON”: JACOB & HIS CHILDREN “These are the generations of Jacob. These are their dwellings and rollings (GILGULIM) until they came to a state of habitation (YISHUV). The first cause […]

The Holiday of Chanukah

Since we are approaching the holiday of Chanukah, let us begin discussing some of its pertinent laws based on what we have written in previous years in addition to new some new ideas as well. When Chanukah Falls Out this Year The holiday of Chanukah lasts for eight […]