Rav Micha Golshevsky-The gates of Cavanot-Chanukah-11December2014

The single special mitzvah for Chanukah is to light the candles which commemorates the miracle of Chanukah.

The purpose of the Chanukah candles is pirsuma nisa – to publicize the miracle of Chanukah. Therefore, the Rambam writes that the Chanukah candles should be lit at shki’ah (sunset), but that we may continue to light until the people come home from work. (Hilchot Chanukah 4:5; Shulchan Aruch 670:1-2)

Rav Micha Golshevsky-Ben Ish Chai-Halachot Chanukah-11December2014

The single special mitzvah for Chanukah is to light the candles which commemorates the miracle of Chanukah.

The purpose of the Chanukah candles is pirsuma nisa – to publicize the miracle of Chanukah. Therefore, the Rambam writes that the Chanukah candles should be lit at shki’ah (sunset), but that we may continue to light until the people come home from work. (Hilchot Chanukah 4:5; Shulchan Aruch 670:1-2)

Rav Micha Golshevsky-The gates of Cavanot-Chanukah-02December2014

Chanukah

Rav Micha Golshevsky-The gates of Cavanot-Chanukah-30November2014

Chanukah

Rav Micha Golshevsky-Ben Ish Chai-Halachot Chanukah-30November2014

Halachot Chanukah

Rav Micha Golshevsky-Ben Ish Chai-Halachot Chanukah-02December2014

Halachot Chanukah

Rav Micha Golshevsky-Ben Ish Chai-Halachot Chanukah-01December2014

Chanukah

Rav-Micha-Golshevsky-The-Spirit-of-the-law-Muktzeh-27November2014

Muktzeh (Hebrew: מוקצה; is a Hebrew word that means “separated”, or “set aside”. The generally accepted view regarding these items is that they may be touched though not moved during Shabbat or Yom Tov. Some extend this prohibition to the actual handling of these items. Halakha defines various categories of objects or substances which are “set aside” on the Jewish Sabbath, as well as various permissible instances of moving these various muktzeh items. For example, one may not handle money, rocks, twigs, etc. on Shabbat, as these items are muktzeh.

Rav Micha Golshevsky-The gates of Cavanot-Chanukah-27November2014

The single special mitzvah for Chanukah is to light the candles which commemorates the miracle of Chanukah.

The purpose of the Chanukah candles is pirsuma nisa – to publicize the miracle of Chanukah. Therefore, the Rambam writes that the Chanukah candles should be lit at shki’ah (sunset), but that we may continue to light until the people come home from work. (Hilchot Chanukah 4:5; Shulchan Aruch 670:1-2)

Rav Micha Golshevsky-The Spirit of the law-Muktzeh-26November2014

Muktzeh (Hebrew: מוקצה; is a Hebrew word that means “separated”, or “set aside”. The generally accepted view regarding these items is that they may be touched though not moved during Shabbat or Yom Tov. Some extend this prohibition to the actual handling of these items. Halakha defines various categories of objects or substances which are “set aside” on the Jewish Sabbath, as well as various permissible instances of moving these various muktzeh items. For example, one may not handle money, rocks, twigs, etc. on Shabbat, as these items are muktzeh.