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Menorah Lighting 101

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Categories: Chanukah


It's hard to believe, but Tuesday night is the first night of Chanukah! Chanukah is so early this year, that many people have not even realized that the holiday is just days away.

While we are on the subject of Chanukah, do you know how to light your menorah properly? Yes, it is true, there is a right and a wrong way to light.

Here are some tips:

1- There is always a candle that is higher than all other candles and is usually located in the center of the menorah. This candle is called the shamash and is the candle used to light all other candles.

2- The candles are always PLACED on the menorah from right to left. On the first night, the candle will be placed on the menorah in the spot farthest to your right as you are facing the menorah.

3- The candles are always LIT from the candle farthest to the left all the way down to the candle farthest to the right.

Got it? Good! Enjoy the holiday!

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