Hanukkah – Lamplighter

Here is a piece for Hanukkah.  I take a hasidic view of what appears to be a dry legal debate as to whether the essential nature of the mitzvah of Hanukkah candles is to be seen in their lighting or in their placement.  Enjoy!

You can find the complete lamplighter story at the chabad website.

The text of the gemara, rambam, tosafot and shulchan aruch can be found at this link.


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