Chanukah

The Menorah and The Sukkah

December 15, 2009

Mishnas Chayim for Parshas Mikeitz & Chanukah – Last week we discussed the famous question posed by the Beis Yosef concerning the duration of the Yom Tov of Chanukah. True, the oil burned for eight days, but only seven of those days seem to have comprised the miracle, as the kohanim started out with enough oil to last one full day. Why, then, does the festival last a full eight days instead of the seven that correspond to the miracle? Read the text version