The third night of Hanukkah & Shabbat

Tonight is the third night of Hanukkah and Shabbat.

When Hanukkah falls on Shabbat, it is customary to light the Hanukkah candles first on Friday night and to not kindle the next day’s candles until after the havdalah candle is extinguished. Since Hanukkah candles are to burn for a minimum of 30 minutes past sundown, many folks use larger, longer lasting candles (or more oil) on Fridays in their Hanukkah menorah so that the mitzvah of light lasts the correct amount of time.

 

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