While you are encouraged to be creative and make your Hanukkia beautiful, remember that the candles must be all placed at equal height, with the exception of the shamash—the servant candle which is lit first and is used to light all the other candles—which must be placed higher than the other candles. And when placing the candles, as Rabbi Dr. Hillel said, put the candles in from right to left, and light them from left to right.
We want to thank Academic Dean Rabbi Dr. Hillel for the wonderful video, and we wish all of you a wonderful holiday season—chag sameach!
For more articles about Hanukkah, watch how to do the Hanukkah blessings, read about the history of Hanukkah, learn about Hanukkah traditions, read a Biblical argument for Hanukkah, and listen to Hanukkah songs.
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