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.
The Aish Rabbi Replies:
You don't need candles specifically made for Chanukah. Actually, any candle will work (providing they were not made for use in a pagan ceremony). The candles just need to be long enough to burn for more than 30 minutes. Most supermarkets sell boxes of Shabbat candles, which are just fine for this.
Actually, even better is to use olive oil, because that is how the actual Chanukah miracle took place in the Holy Temple. For this, all you need are some standard shot glasses. Pour in some olive oil, and top it off with a floating wick. Then line 'em up in a neat little row, and you're all set to go!