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Hanukkah Question (vanity)
Former Fetus

Posted on 12/08/2012 11:27:41 AM PST by Former Fetus

The following picture has been posted by the office of PM Netanyahu in his Facebook page. My question is: why is he lighting the shamash after the first Hanukkah candle is already lighted? I am not criticizing, I am a Christian who is trying to learn.



TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: channukah; hanukkah; netanyahu; shamash

1 posted on 12/08/2012 11:27:57 AM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus; Slings and Arrows

Slings?
A question you may be able to answer or know someone who can answer?


2 posted on 12/08/2012 11:30:41 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare; Zionist Conspirator; rmlew; Jewbacca; Nachum; MarkL; SJackson

IMO, he goofed. (If I’m wrong, my apologies to PM Netanyahu.)


3 posted on 12/08/2012 11:34:58 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Former Fetus

Note the gold brim on only the lit candles.. Hmmm..


4 posted on 12/08/2012 11:36:34 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Former Fetus

> why is he lighting the shamash after the first Hanukkah candle is already lighted?

I see a couple of possibilities.

1) He goofed.

2) The oil shamash went out while he was lighting the first oil lamp with the candle, and he went back to relight it.


5 posted on 12/08/2012 11:39:27 AM PST by Mr170IQ
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To: Mr170IQ

Hmm - now that I look at it more closely, it appears to be wax candles and not oil lamps.


6 posted on 12/08/2012 11:42:03 AM PST by Mr170IQ
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To: Former Fetus

Usually the way we do it in our house is we take the match, light the Shamash first, then light the rest of the candles. Maybe in Israel they do it differently but its possible that Bibi goofed


7 posted on 12/08/2012 11:51:15 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Former Fetus

It looks like the candel he was using may have gone out and is re-lighting it from the shamus (Yiddish - helper).


8 posted on 12/08/2012 11:51:20 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Former Fetus
It looks like the candle he was using may have gone out and is re-lighting it from the shamus (Yiddish - helper).
9 posted on 12/08/2012 11:51:50 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Former Fetus

He’s not lighting it, he’s getting light from it.


10 posted on 12/08/2012 12:19:20 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Former Fetus
By the way, there is a mention of Hanukkah in the New Testament, at John 10.22, where it is called ta enkainia, the renovation, because it celebrates the rededication of the temple. The verse goes on to note that "it was winter."

St. Jerome just transliterated the name as Encaenia.

11 posted on 12/08/2012 12:50:15 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Former Fetus

After the blessings are said the shamash is lit and the first Hanukkah candle (the one you placed in the rightmost position of your menorah) is kindled using the flame from the shamash. Place the shamash in its place on your menorah. (Usually there will be a special spot for it in the middle of your menorah.)
You allow the shamash candle to burn. If this is what I think it is, what he is doing is what I do. I hold the shamash over the holder to drip hot was into the cup so the candle stands up straight and does not loosen and fall over.
In fact, with my menorah, I do it with every candle.


12 posted on 12/08/2012 12:51:19 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: MestaMachine

wax


13 posted on 12/08/2012 12:52:49 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: kabumpo

I think we are not looking carefully enough at the picture.


14 posted on 12/08/2012 12:55:17 PM PST by tommix2 (,)
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To: kabumpo; MestaMachine; SkyDancer; All
the candle he was using may have gone out and is re-lighting it from the shamus
He’s not lighting it, he’s getting light from it

Good suggestion! The Chanukiah uses either oil lamps or small wax ones. Either one, he's using a candle to get light from the shamas and then lighting others. The question is, what is he lighting? The pic was posted a couple of hours ago, it could be night fall in Israel but it would be the FIRST night of Hanukkah.

hold the shamash over the holder to drip hot was into the cup so the candle stands up straight and does not loosen and fall over.

Bingo, I think you got it!

its possible that Bibi goofed

To all, thanks. Y'all told me that after all, I had understood how to light the Chanukiah. Thanks!

15 posted on 12/08/2012 1:21:50 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: kabumpo
"He’s not lighting it, he’s getting light from it."

He's getting ready to light the second candle?

16 posted on 12/08/2012 1:26:19 PM PST by Tula Git
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To: Tula Git

On Dec. 8? I don’t know the time difference with Israel, but it is not 24 hrs!


17 posted on 12/08/2012 1:48:34 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

18 posted on 12/08/2012 2:31:38 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
That is NOT a gold rim. It is olive oil, the preferred method of lighting Chanukah candles. They only filled up the candles they intended to light with olive oil, hence the "gold rim" only on the candles they're using.

Of course, you can light the multi-colored wax candles everyone has seen, but lighting olive oil is preferred for fulfilling the mitzvah of lighting.

19 posted on 12/08/2012 4:29:03 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Bibi doesn’t goof


20 posted on 12/08/2012 4:45:38 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Former Fetus

Bibi says:

“Well—it might not help, but it couldn’t hurt.”


21 posted on 12/08/2012 4:50:54 PM PST by miserare
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To: EinNYC

Thanks! That means that he is NOT going to light the second candle, like somebody suggested. BTW, wasn’t olive oil what was used in the menorah in the Temple?


22 posted on 12/08/2012 5:33:45 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Yes, it was olive oil that was used in the great Temples. I think either he messed up with the shamash candle or perhaps it had gone out and he was relighting it. You are supposed to light the shamash candle first and then the leftmost of the regular candles. You start out with the rightmost candle the first night, you add a candle to the left of that one the 2nd night, another candle to the left of the second candle the 3rd night, etc. Then you light the leftmost of whatever regular candles are in place first, the next one to the right next, etc. Hope that clears it up for ya!


23 posted on 12/08/2012 6:01:17 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Former Fetus

Maybe they were both already lit and this is just a photo op picture.


24 posted on 12/08/2012 11:50:47 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now (Hillary's Middle East advisor is Huma Abedin, planted daughter of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.)
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