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In the time of the second Bet Hamikdash, the Greek kings made decrees against the Jews in order to make them forget Torah and Judaism. They broke into the Bet Hamikdash and defiled it until Hashem had mercy on the Jews and saved them. The salvation came through the Chashmonaim who were victorious over the Greeks and served as Cohanim Gedolim. They returned to the Beit Hamikdash and only found one pure flask of oil which was enough to light for only one day. A miracle occurred and it lasted eight days. On the day that they found the flask, the 25th of Kislev, the Rabbis established a holiday for eight days of festivity and joy called Chanukah. <ref> [[Shabbat]] 21b, Rambam Chanukah 3:1-3, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 139:1</ref> Below are various articles related to the halachot of Chanukah:
* [[Earliest and Latest time to light Chanuka Candles]]
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* [[Lighting Chanuka Candles on Friday afternoon]]
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* [[Lighting in Shul|Lighting Chanuka Candles in Shul]]
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* [[Doing an activity before lighting Chanuka Candles]]
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! '''Chanukah Candles''' !! '''[[Hallel]] And Other Minhagim'''
* [[A poor person lighting Chanuka Candles]]
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* [[Lighting Chanukah Candles]]
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* [[Placement of the Chanukah Candles]]
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* [[Where Does a Guest Light Chanuka Candles?]]
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* [[Earliest and Latest time to light Chanukah Candles]]
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* [[Lighting Chanukah Candles on Friday afternoon]]
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* [[Lighting in Shul|Lighting Chanukah Candles in Shul]]
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* [[Doing an activity before lighting Chanukah Candles]]
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* [[Leftover oil and wicks]]
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* [[Having a kosher Chanukia]]
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* [[Kosher oil, wicks, and candles for Chanukah Candles]]
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* [[A poor person lighting Chanukah Candles]]  
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* [[Chizuk for Chanukah]]
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* [[Hallel of Chanukah]]
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* [[Al Hanissim on Chanukah]]
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* [[Mourning and Fasting on Chanukah]]
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* [[Minhagim of Chanukah]]
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[http://www.halachipedia.com/documents/5774/Chanukah_Packet.pdf Chanukah Packet]
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==Sources==
* [[Hallel of Chanuka]]
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* [[Mourning and Fasting on Chanuka]]
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* [[Foods on Chanuka]]
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[[Category:Chanukah]]
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[[Category:Holidays]]

Latest revision as of 14:50, 26 December 2016

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In the time of the second Bet Hamikdash, the Greek kings made decrees against the Jews in order to make them forget Torah and Judaism. They broke into the Bet Hamikdash and defiled it until Hashem had mercy on the Jews and saved them. The salvation came through the Chashmonaim who were victorious over the Greeks and served as Cohanim Gedolim. They returned to the Beit Hamikdash and only found one pure flask of oil which was enough to light for only one day. A miracle occurred and it lasted eight days. On the day that they found the flask, the 25th of Kislev, the Rabbis established a holiday for eight days of festivity and joy called Chanukah. [1] Below are various articles related to the halachot of Chanukah:

Chanukah Candles Hallel And Other Minhagim

Chanukah Packet

Sources

  1. Shabbat 21b, Rambam Chanukah 3:1-3, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 139:1