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           Chanukah Insights                                                                                                                                                                        All About Chanukah                                                                               Saturday night?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Light the Chanukah candles after
           Chanuka Lights, Lights of Moshiach                                                               A Chanukah Story                                                                        What? Who? Where? When? How?                                                                     Shabbat ends, and after the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Havdalah service.

                                                                                                            Rabbi Eli Touger, in To Know and To         learn. The Rebbe foresaw that Rabbi                                                                                                          What is the reason for
                                                           the highest level of kedusha (holiness)
                                                                                                            Care, writes:                               Hershberg would remain in Iran over
                                                                                                                                                                                                    WHAT?                                           WHERE?                                           Chanukah Gelt?
                                                           lies beneath the biggest challenge.                                                                                                      What type of menorah can be used for            Where should the menorah be placed?
                                                           It also helps to prepare us for the                                                          Chanukah. So he gave Rabbi Hershberg                                                                                                         One of the meanings of the
                                                                                                            “In 1980, the Chief Rabbi of Mexico,                                                    Chanukah?                                       Position the menorah in a doorway
                                                           rebuilding of the Holy Temple and                                                            the mitzvah of lighting the Chanukah                                                                                                         word Chanukah is "education."
                                                                                                            Avrohom Mordechai Hershberg, was                                                        All the Chanukah lights must be on one          opposite the mezuzah. If the doorway
                                                           the hisgalus (revelation) of Moshiach,                                                       menorah.                                                                                                                                     We give Chanukah gelt (money) to
                                                                                                            scheduled to travel to Iran for a public                                                level, in a straight line. They should not      doesn’t have a mezuzah, then place the
                                                           when the entire word will recognize              service project. Because of the tense       Similarly, the Lubavitcher Rebbe            touch each other. No menorah? No                menorah at the right side of the room’s          children to teach them to increase in
                                                           G-dliness!                                       atmosphere at the time, many tried to       saw the Geulah and has called upon          problem! Simply line up eight candles on        entrance.                                        charity and good deeds.
                                                                                                            persuade him to postpone his trip. The      us to hasten Moshaich’s coming by           a sheet or tray, or pour oil in eight cups                                                                                                    2) The letters on the draidel, Nun,
                                                                                 T                                                                                                                                                                                                                   When should we give Chanukah Gelt?
                                                                                                            Rebbe, by contrast encouraged him,          performing mitzvot and other acts of        and add wicks. Just make sure the “helper”      WHEN?                                                                                         Gimmel, Hei and Shin, are an acronym
                                                           Yet this not the only relationship between       “Go in peace,” he answered. “You are        goodness. Then, just as the hostages        candle (the shamash) stands apart from                                                           Many people give Chanukah gelt every         for Nes Gadol Haya Sham: A Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When do I light the candles?                     night, in an ever-increasing amount          Miracle Happened There. They also have
                                                           Chanukah and Moshiach. On Chanukah,              certain to light the Chanukah menorah       went from darkness to light, so too         those you light.
                                                           the primary observance is to light candles,      in Iran.”                                   the entire world will leave its spiritual                                                   The candles should be lit a half hour after      because we ascend in holiness. They          the numerical value of Moshiach!
                                                           beginning with one and adding a candle                                                                                                   What type of candles should I use for the       sunset, and can be lit as long as people         also give extra gelt on the fifth night of
                                                                                                                                                        confinement and enter an era of                                                                                                                                                           Why do we light the candles using a
                                                           until the eighth night, when the entire          Rabbi Hershberg was puzzled by the                                                      menorah?                                        are still on the street.                         Chanukah to add extra holiness, because
                                                                                                                                                        goodness for all with Moshiach’s                                                                                                                                                          shamash?
           Oh, Chanukah! Just mentioning this holiday      menorah is lit. Light is a metaphor for the      Rebbe’s closing words. He was not                                                       You may use any candle that produces                                                             the fifth night can never occur on
                                                                                                                                                                       revelation now!                                                                                                                                                            It is forbidden to use the lights of
           brings forth images of sizzling latkes,         Infinite Light of G-d, in the sense that light   necessarily planning to stay in Iran                                                    clear light. The ideal way is to use olive      HOW?                                              Shabbat.
           spinning tops, clinking Chanukah coins,                                                          for Chanukah. But if he would, there                                                    oil, since it both produces a beautiful light   How many candles do I light?                                                                  Chanukah, since they are holy. We use a
                                                           expands endlessly in all directions, and one
           glowing menorah lights. And Moshiach.                                                            was no question that he would light a                                                   and hints to the menorah in the Temple.                                                first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The custom is to light one candle the fiirst                                                  shamash to kindle the lights, so that we
                                                           candle can ignite thousands more, without
                                                                                                            menorah. He did not understand the                                                      Whatever you use, make sure the candle          night, and add one light each night,t,                                                        may benefit from its light. The shamash
           In fact, Chanukah has a special relationship    being diminished in the slightest.
                                                                                                            Rebbe’s reference, nor the emphatic                                                     should burn at least 30 and preferably 50       so that by the eighth night, you                                                              is placed above the other candles. This
           with Moshiach. Chanukah celebrates the          Furthermore, the Chanukah lights must be         tone in his words.                                                                      minutes.                                        are lighting all eight candles. The                                                           symbolizes that those who help others
           miracles that followed the Jewish soldiers’     seen from the outside. This indicates that                                                                                                                                               reason, according to our sages, is                                                            be elevated, will in the end be elevated
           victory over the Greek army, when they          we must not keep the light and enthusiasm        Afterwards, it became clear. His mission                                                                                                                                                                                              themselves.
                                                                                                            in Iran took longer than expected,                                                      WHO?                                            that “We always ascend in matters of
           rushed to the Holy Temple, cleared it of        of our mitzvot to ourselves; the inspiration                                                                                                                                             holiness!”
           Greek idols, and searched for pure oil to                                                        during which time he developed a                                                        Who lights the Chanukah candles?                                                                                                              Why do we eat latkes and jelly
                                                           must reach even those who are as yet
           light the Menorah. They found a jar with                                                         relationship with some Iranian officials.                                               Each person can light a menorah. In some                                             ng?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    From which candle do I start lighting?                                                        doughnuts?
                                                           outside its protective glow, a process
           oil for one day, yet, miraculously, it burned                                                    He knew that there were six Jews                                                        families, only the head of the house lights.    Place the first candle on the right side                                                      We eat foods fried in oil, to remember
                                                           that will reach its conclusion through
           eight days.                                                                                      among the hostages in the American                                                                                                      of the menorah, and add one a night, ght,                                                     the miracle of the oil.
                                                                                                            embassy and he asked permission to                                                                                                      mo                                        he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    moving to the left. Start lighting from the      Why do we play draidel on Chanukah?
           The lesson is each of us has a tiny spark                             T                          light the menorah with them. “Just as                                                                                                   left
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    leftmost candle, and continue to the right.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ght.   1) To recall the Greek oppression.
           of G-dliness within our own body,                                                                we have granted permission for a priest
                                                           For all these reasons and more, Chanukah is                                                                                                                                              On Friday, do I light the menorah or the         The Greeks forbade Torah study,
           our own Holy Temple. This spark of                                                               to meet with the Christian hostages
                                                           a perfect time to experience the complete                                                                                                                                                  Shabbat candles first?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      S                                              so whenever a Greek soldier
           G-dliness is called the neshama (soul). Like                                                     on their holiday,” the Iranians replied,
                                                           revelation of Moshiach. Then we will merit                                                                                                                                                 On Friday night, light the Chanukah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      O                                              approached, the children
           the Macabees, we must take the part of                                                           “we will allow you entry as well. And
                                                           watching as the menorah is kindled in the                                                                                                                                                     candles first. Do it before Shabbat         would put away their
           our neshama that is under Greek (and                                                             so it was in the barricaded American
                                                           newly rebuilt, third Holy Temple, may it                                                                                                                                                       candle-lighting time. Also, since the      scrolls and take out tops
           not Jewish) influence and consecrate it                                                          embassy in Iran that Rabbi Hershberg lit
                                                           happen immediately.                                                                                                                                                                            candles must be lit before sunset,         to play.
           to Hashem. Liberating the neshama from                                                           the Chanukah menorah that year.
           Greek influence requires self-sacrifice.             (Based on an address of the Rebbe, Melech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      make sure the candles are big enough
           But it is especially important because                 Moshiach shlita, Shabbat Chanukah 5751)   There are a number of lessons we can                                                                                                    to last at least a half-hour after nightfall.

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                                                                                                     1) Ba-ruch  A-tah A-do-nai               Out of Darkness comes Light

                                                                                                     E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-o-lam
           Night by Night Instructions                                                               A-sher Kid-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-
                                                                                                                                              Out of Golus (Exile) comes Geula (Redemption)!
                                                                                                     tav Ve-tzi-va-nu Le-had-lik Ner
                                                                                                     Shel Chanukah.                           The year was 164 B.C.E. The Greek-            the eyes of the Jews,” i.e., the Greeks
           First Candle: Sunday, December 21 ................
                                               ............                            1 Shamesh
                                                                                                                                              Syrian Empire was ruled by Antiochus          wanted to suffocate the promised light

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Holidey of Light
           Prepare one candle on the right side of the menorah. Before lighting, recite              Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King      IV. Antiochus tried to erase the Jews’        of redemption. Yet in the end, their
           blessings 1, 2 & 3 and light the candle . Then recite Hanerot Halalu.                     of the universe, who has sanctified
                                                                                                     us with His commandments and             attachment to Torah. He put assimilated       wickedness led to Chanukah; which
           Second Candle: Monday, December 22 .........
                                                .....                                1 2             has commanded us to kindle the           Jews called Hellenists in political           takes the light of the menorah out of
                                                                                                     Chanukah lights.                         positions; prevented the Jews from            Holy Temple and brings it into our

           Prepare two candles from the right of the menorah. Before lighting, recite
           blessings 1 & 2 and light the candles from left to right. Then recite Hanerot             2) Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai E-
                                                                                                                                              teaching Torah or performing many             homes so that it can even illuminate the
           Halalu.                                                                                   lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-o-lam               mitzvot; and defiled the Holy Temple          darkness on the street!
                                                                                                     She-a-sa Nis-sim La-a-vo-tei-nu          in Jerusalem. He even made the Jews
           Third Candle: Tuesaday, December 23 ............
                                                 ........                                                                                                                                   By celebrating Chanukah properly
                                                                                                                                              write, “’I have no portion in the World to
                                                                                  1 2 3
                                                                                                     Ba-ya-mim Ha-heim Be-ze-                                                               and by increasing in performing Torah
           Prepare three candles from the right of the menorah. Before lighting, recite
                                                                                                     man Ha-zeh                               Come’ on the horns of their cattle!”
           blessings 1 & 2 and light the candles from left to right. Then recite Hanerot
                                                                                                                                                                                            and mitzvot, we reveal G-d’s presence
           Halalu.                                                                                   Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King      Sadly, a number of Jews followed the          within our bodies; our own personal
                                                                                                     of the universe, who has performed       Hellenists. But when the Greeks set up        “Holy Temple.” At the same time, we
           Fourth Candle: Wednesday, December 24 .....
                                                 ...                            1 2 3 4
                                                                                                     miracles for our forefathers in those    an idol in Modiin, Matityahu the Kohen        illuminate the world with the light of the
                                                                                                     days, at this time.
           Prepare three candles from the right of the menorah. Before lighting, recite                                                       and his five sons rebelled. They called       redemption. By working on ourselves
           blessings 1 & 2 and light the candles from left to right. Then recite Hanerot             3) Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai E-             themselves “Macabees” and fought              and by helping perfect the world, we
                                                                                                     lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-o-lam               the Greeks. Enraged, Antiochus IV             will merit seeing the menorah’s light in
           Fifth Candle: Thursday, December 25 ............                   1 2 3 4 5
                                                                                                     She-he-chi-ya-nu Ve-kiy-ma-nu            sent General Holoferness to crush the         the Third Holy Temple with the coming
           Prepare three candles from the right of the menorah. Before lighting, recite              Ve-hi-gi-a-nu Liz-man Ha-zeh.                                                  e
                                                                                                                                              rebellion. However, the Jewish heroine,
                                                                                                                                                                        ewish heroine,                a ,
                                                                                                                                                                                            of Moshiach, speedily in
                                                                                                                                                                                            of Moshiach, p        y
           blessings 1 & 2 and light the candles from left to right. Then recite Hanerot
                                                                                                     Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of                              e
                                                                                                                                              Yehudit, fed him cheese and wine,     e
                                                                                                                                                                                wine,       our
                                                                                                                                                                                            our days!
                                                                                                     the universe, who has granted us life,   and killed him. As soon as the soldierss
           Sixth Candle: Friday, December 26 ................
                                               ............                1 2 3 4 5 6               sustained us, and enabled us to reach                               had
                                                                                                                                              learned that their general haad
                                                                                                     this occasion.                           died, they fled.
           Prepare four candles before lighting the Shabbat candles. Make sure to use
           a candle large enough to burn for at least 70 minutes. Before lighting recite             After kindling the lights, recite        Triumphant, the Macabees    s
           blessings 1& 2. After lighting the Chanukah candle, recite Hanerot Halalu.                the following:
           Then light the Shabbat candles, making sure to light before sunset.                                                                marched on Jerusalem,       m,
                                                                                                     We kindle these lights [to               and reclaimed and cleaned   ned
           Seventh Candle: Shabbat, December 27 ........
                                                  ....                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7               commemorate] the salvations, the         the Holy Temple. When th      they
                                                                                                     miracles, and the wonders that                                        a they
                                                                                                                                              wanted to light the Menorah, they
                                                                                                                                                                          rah, they
           Light Chanukah candles after Shabbat ends and after the havdalah ceremony.                You performed for our forefathers,
           Prepare five candles from the right of the menorah. Before lighting, recite               in those days at this time, through
                                                                                                                                              found that the Greeks had d filed all
                                                                                                                                                                          d defil d ll
           blessings 1 & 2 and light the candles from left to right. Then recite Hanerot             Your holy Kohanim. Throughout                                          wa un  und.
                                                                                                                                                                          r was found.
                                                                                                                                              the oil. Suddenly, a tiny jar was found It
                                                                                                     the eight days of Chanukah, these                                       e il
                                                                                                                                                                          ure il for one
                                                                                                                                              only contained enough pure oil for one   n
                                                                                                     lights are sacred, and we are not                                    urnned brightly
                                                                                                                                              day but miraculously, burned brightly rg l
           Eighth Candle: Sunday, December 28 ............
                                                ........               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                                                                     permitted to make use of them,           seven more days until new oil was made.
                                                                                                                                                                           oil          e

           Prepare eight candles from the right of the menorah. Before lighting, recite              but only to look at them, in order       We light candles on Chanukah to recall
                                                                                                                                                                           ukkah o recall
           blessings 1 & 2 and light the candles from left to right. Then recite Hanerot             to offer thanks and praise to Your
           Halalu.                                                                                   great Name for Your miracles,
                                                                                                                                              this miracle.
                                                                                                     for Your wonders, and for Your                                  ek darkened
                                                                                                                                              Our sages say, “the Greeks darkened
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