Chanukah will be celebrated Thursday evening, December 7, 2023 (25 Kislev) and continues through Friday, December 15, 2023 (3 Tevet). Click here for candle lighting times.
The Gerald & Karin Feldhamer OU Kosher Halacha Yomis -
Your Frequent Chanukah Questions Answered
What beracha should be recited on potato latkes?
How long must the Chanukah candles remain lit?
I realize that I read chatzi Hallel (partial Hallel) on Chanukah. Now it is the afternoon. Should I read Hallel again? Do I recite another bracha?
May one use oil that has Kedushas Shevi’is (i.e., that was grown in Israel during a Shemita year) to light the Chanukah menorah?
Are all grades of olive oil equally acceptable for the Chanukah menorah?
Which comes first this Motzei Shabbos, Chanukah lights or Havdalah?
Which oils or candles should be used for the Chanukah lights?
May I use leftover oil and wicks after Chanukah?
I did not return home until after midnight. In my neighborhood, at that hour of the night, the streets are deserted. May I still light Chanukah candles with a bracha?