Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Where to put the Hanukkiah

Where to put the Hanukkiah

Day: Wednesday
Date: November 28, 2018
Parshat: Vayeshev
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 671

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Ideally the flames of the Hanukkah candles should be within three and ten tefachim (about 5 and 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 hanukkiah 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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