Always light from Left to Right


Chanukkah is quickly approaching, and just as figuring out how to spell Chanukkah/Hanukah can be slighly confusing so can remembering how to set up and light the candles each night. So here is a quick reminder:

 Each night, we add one more candle (inserting them from right to left), and begin lighting them with the newest candle first (left to right).  This tradition stems from Beit Hillel, who famously argued with Beit Shammai who proposed that we start with a full Chanukkiah  and remove one candle every night.



Wishing everyone a Happy Chanukkah from Camp Ramah in New England! 

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