Which way should menorah face?

Which way should menorah face?

Which candles do you light? Facing the hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah), put a candle in the right-most spot on the first night. On the second night, candles are placed in the right-most spot and the one to its left. Keep adding additional candles to the left for each night.

Where do you put the Hanukkah candles?

A: The candles are added to the chanukiah from right to left but are kindled from left to right. The newest candle is lit first. (On the Shabbat of Hanukkah, kindle the Hanukkah lights first and then the Shabbat candles.)

Which direction do you light the Hanukkah menorah?

Left to right
Menorah/Lighting direction

Why is the menorah placed by the window?

During Hanukkah, it is traditional for Jews to light the menorah and place it in the front window — symbolizing the hard-won freedom of the Jewish people to practice their faith without fear of persecution.

Where does the menorah go in the house?

Step 2: Find Its Spot The menorah is meant to spread light to others and is traditionally placed in a window, on a table or outside your door. (Just make sure it is far from active kids and flammable materials.)

Where does the menorah go?

For Hanukkah, the menorah was traditionally put on a shelf on the outside of the house to show that this was a Jewish home. Now it’s often put on a windowsill, to shine a light through darkness at a time of year when the days grow short.

How do you light the menorah in 2020?

On the first night of Hanukkah, place a candle in the holder on the far right, and light it with the shamash. Then put the shamash back in its spot (leaving it lit). On the second night, light the candle second from the right, then the candle on the far right, and replace the lit shamash.

What does the 7 candle menorah mean?

Since biblical times, the seven-branched menorah has symbolized Judaism. For many Jews in antiquity, the menorah’s seven branches represented the five visible planets, plus the sun and the moon, and its rounded branches suggested their trajectories across the heavens.

How many lights should be lit on a menorah today?

(Don’t use any of the other candles to light the others.) Step 4: Say the Hanukkah Blessing You recite the Hanukkah blessing now, once the shamash is lit but before you light any other candles. Step 5: Light Right to Left, but Left to Right There are eight candles to light.

What time do you light Chanukah candles?

When to Light There are opinions that maintain that Chanukah lights should be kindled at shkiya (sunset). Accordingly, many contemporary authorities calculated intermediate times to light in order to accommodate all the opinions. Chanukah candles should be lit within a half hour of nightfall.

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