Blessings on Rabbinical Mitzvahs-
On Chanukah and Purim, we say the blessing, Asher Kidishanu - "Which God has commanded us..." Yet aren't those words inappropriate, given that nowhere in the 613 mitzvahs of the Torah are these holidays...More
I live in North Vancouver, Canada and I have looked everywhere for Chanukah candles - but to no avail. Either the stores are all out of them, or their supplier cannot get them. Any help would be appreciated.
Eight Miraculous Days-
My daughter came home from school with this question, and I don't have anybody to answer it:
Why is the first night of Chanukah also considered a miracle if there was originally enough oil to burn for the first night...More
One Night of Chanukah?-
This year during Chanukah I will be on a wilderness survival trip, and it will be very difficult to properly celebrate the holiday. I certainty won't be able to bring along a Menorah.
So if I am going to celebrate...More
Relighting Extinguished Candles-
Last night, the first night of Chanukah, my Chanukah candle decided to go out pretty quickly, for no obvious reason. I relit it, but should I have recited the blessings again?
Shabbat Candles & Havdalah on Chanukah-
During the Shabbat of Chanukah, which is lit first - the Menorah or the Shabbat candles?
And then on Saturday night, which do we do first - the Menorah or the Havdalah service?