Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Halocho #1229 - Who should light the Chanukah Menorah?

This year Chanukah starts on Thursday, 28th November 2013. We will light the first flame on Wednesday afternoon, 27th Nov.

Since both men and women were included in the miracle of Chanukah, they both need to light the Chanukah Menorah.

At least one person per household must light.

The custom is for everybody to light, including children under Bar Mitzva. However, married couples share one Chanukah Menorah that either the husband or wife lights.

Even blind people should light, if they live by themselves.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 139:16

- Danny
Tuesday, 23 Kislev 5774

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