Sunday, November 29, 2015

Where to put the Menorah

Where to put the Menorah
Day: Sunday
Date: November 29, 2015
Parshat: Vayeshev
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 671

Ideally the flames of the Hannuka candles should be between 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. No beracha is made on the relighting. 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 the Mitzvot on both sides

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