Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Proper Placement of the Menorah

The Proper Placement of the Menorah
Day: Sunday
Date: December 14, 2014
Parshat: Miketz
Yalkut Yosef: 671

Ideally the flames of the Hannuka candles should be within three and ten tefachim (about 5 to 32 inches) from the floor. The candles themselves may be lower than three tefachim. One who put the flames higher than ten tefachim has nevertheless fulfilled his obligation as long as they are less than twenty amot (32 feet) from the ground. If the flames of the candles are higher than 20 amot from the ground they must be extinguished and relit at an acceptable height with no beracha. The Menorah should be placed on the left side of the front doorway opposite the mezuzah such that when people pass through they are surrounded by mitzvot.

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