Monday, December 12, 2016

The Proper Place to put the Menorah

The Proper Place to put the Menorah

Day: Monday
Date: December 12, 2016
Parshat: Vayishlah
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 671

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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 so that when people pass through the doorway they are surrounded by mitzvot on either side.

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