Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Menorah: More than a candelabra


One should make sure the Menorah is visibly ceremonial, and not just another light source.

One way to do this is to place the Menorah in a spot which would not be used for a lamp. Ideally, the Menorah is placed less than three feet from the floor (but high enough to be readily visible to people), as then it is clear that the Menorah is not meant for illumination. One should not do this if it will create a fire hazard, though.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 671:6-7; Mishneh Berurah 671:27)

Have a great day,

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