Hanukkah is an eight-day festival to commemorate the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabee uprising against the Syrian Empire.
The Hebrew word Hanukkah means dedication. Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Dedication and the Festival of Lights!
Due to the date of the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar, the time of Hanukkah varies from year to year. Kislev is the Hebrew month, corresponding to November and December. Hanukkah always starts on the first day of Kislev. Hanukkah is a candle lighting ceremony to a certain extent, and its tradition is closely related to the Sabbath. The Sabbath is the Sabbath in Hebrew, although the Sabbath is a 25-hour break every week, from before sunset every Friday to nightfall on Saturday.
During the eight nights of Hanukkah, a candle will be added to the festival of lights every night, but only after sunset!
This will be your sabbath of rest, and you will make your soul suffer. On the ninth night of this month, from night to night, you will celebrate your Sabbath. Leviticus 23:32
Hanukkah is to a certain extent a candlelight ceremony. The candlestick is a nine-branch candlestick that is lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah, which is the opposite of the seven-branch candlestick used in the ancient temple.
It is said that one night’s oil was used to light the candlesticks in the temple, and it lasted miraculously for eight nights! The Jews spent eight days celebrating a miracle that happened more than two thousand years ago. The tradition of using candles can be traced back to the 18th century, when olive oil became expensive in winter.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Hanukkah candles are added to the menorah from right to left, but lit from left to right. The newest candle was lit first. (On the Hanukkah Sabbath, light the Hanukkah lights first, then light the Shabbat candles.) Light Shamash-the server candle is higher or lower than all other candles-first, use it to light the rest of the Hanukkah lights when you say or sing: “We light these lights because of your wonderful salvation for our ancestors. During these eight days of Hanukkah, these lights are sacred; we don’t want to use them, but just look at them so that their brilliance can awaken. We are grateful for your wonderful act of saving.”
Every night, another candle is added, so on the eighth night, all eight candles (plus one server) are burning.
The required burning time is at least 30 minutes on weekday nights and one and a half hours on Friday nights. The head of the family lights the family candlestick, and the others listened to the blessings and replied: “Amen. At home, the candlestick has two preferred positions: the central door or the window sill facing the street. The candlestick lamp should be 12 to 40 inches above the ground. between.
Read “Psalm Thirty” and introduce that lighting and prayer are another tradition of Hanukkah.
It was the dedication festival in Jerusalem, and it was winter. Jesus walks in the temple under Solomon’s porch. John 10:22-23 King James Version
Post time: Nov-15-2021