Saturday, December 13, 2008

Fuel for the Menorah


One may use any oil or wax for the Menorah, but the ideal is olive oil because the original Menorah lit on Chanukah in the Beit haMikdash [Temple] used olive oil.

If one cannot get olive oil, other oils are most preferable (again because of the resemblance to the original miracle). If one cannot use oil, then wax candles are ideal.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 673:1; Mishneh Berurah 673:4)

Have a great day,

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