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Let's light the Hanukkiah!

Hanukkah, a Jewish festival, will soon be upon us, and this year it starts at sundown on November 28.


Chabad House of Japan is distributing a mini set of Hanukkiah (see photo), the Hanukkah candelabra .

If you would like one, please let us know. (Please excuse us if we are out of stock.)


Hanukkah is a festival commemorating the miraculous eight-day life of the consecrated oil for the light in the Temple in Jerusalem, which was reclaimed by the Jews after it was defiled by the Greeks.

Hanukkiah is with a universal meaning of lighting up a dark world.

Although it is not a festival prescribed by the Jewish commandments, it has long been a Jewish tradition to light the Hanukkiah in places where many people can see them, such as near windows, during the Hanukkah season.

Let’s light a Hanukkiah.


Note: The Hanukkiah is a nine-branched candelabra, one for the seed fire and the remaining eight are lit according to the days of Hanukkah. Usually, in the Hillel way of lighting, you light a seed fire and one more fire on the first day, a seed fire and two more fires on the second day, and so on.



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