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Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt"l

Chanukah: The Dispute Between Beit Hillel & Beit Shammai

June 29, 2006, by

The basic mitzvah of Chanukah is to celebrate “the miracle that happened then,” by lighting the Chanukia for eight days. Interestingly enough, though, there is a dispute in the Talmud between Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel whether to increase the number of candles each day from one to eight, or to start with eight and remove […]