Monday, December 22, 2014

Halocho #1486 - The Chanukah Menorah in shul

In order to publicize the miracle of Chanukah, the Menora is lit - with the correct Brachot - in the synagogue, between Mincha and Ma'ariv.

The person who lit the Menora in shul has to light again at home, with the correct Brachot.

A mourner should not light the Menora in shul on the first night of Chanuka, since it's inappropriate for him to say "שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ" in public. At home a mourner does say "שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ" on the first night.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 139:15

Chodesh Tov! Don't forget יַעֲלֶה וְיָבֹא and עַל הַנִּסִּים in the Amida (including Mussaf) and Birkat Hamazon.

- Danny
Monday, 1st day Rosh Chodesh Tevet, 5775, 6th day of Chanukah

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