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[*] Post 311417 posted on 8-12-2007 at 19:17 Reply With Quote
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There has been much mention of a suggestion for Jews observing Hannukah to light one less candle, seven instead of eight. Someone has said each candle emits 15 grams of CO2.

I don't personally observe Hannukah, but I understand it commerates a miracle by which Yahweh kept an oil menorah burning for eight days when the quantity of oil present was only enough for one day.

It seems strange to me to celebrate that Yahweh extended the burning eight-fold by reducing the traditional number of candles burned.

Does anyone have any insight into this?
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[*] Post 311423 posted on 8-12-2007 at 20:18 Reply With Quote
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The article mentions that the Talmud only requires one candle to be lit each day, so an observance that doesn't have eight lit at the same time (but still has at least one lit on each day) would fulfill the observance .
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[*] Post 311461 posted on 9-12-2007 at 08:22 Reply With Quote


It would be more logical to light smaller candles so that they don't burn as long. IIRC, traditionally a candle is allowed to burn out, once lit, otherwise the candle could be lit, the appropriate ceremony take place, and then blown out.
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