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    10:37AM

    28th Annual Public Lighting of the Isadore E. Lourie Memorial Menorah - 16 Dec. Columbia, SC

    The 28th Annual Public Lighting of the Isadore E. Lourie Memorial Menorah will be held at the South Carolina State House, 1101 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201 December 16, 2014 at 5:45 pm.

    6:00AM

    Menorah Lighting Ceremony At Memorial Lake Pavilion

    The Menorah Lighting Ceremony will be on 12 December 2012 at 6pm (1800) at Memorial Lake Park Pavilion. Come and enjoy a time of fellowship and refelction. Potato Latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyots will be provided at the Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Below is a link on the menorah and customs for your own home. Click the video icon below to watch a moving video on Chanukah.

    **This media may not work from a government work system.**

    A Short Chanukah Drive from JabMedia on Vimeo.

    1:41PM

    Chanukah Begins In Less Than 48 Hours!!!

     Chanukah begins in less than forty eight hours. Jewish men and women should light the first candle on Saturday night December 8thafter dark. We continue lighting the candles each night through and including Saturday night December 15th.

    On Friday December 14 one must light the candles only before sunset and not afterwards. On Saturday December 8 and December 15 one must only light the candles one hour after sunset and not before.

    You don’t have to have an actual Menorah to fulfill this Mitzvah(requirement). You can use any candle or any type of oil you have and still fulfill the Mitzvah of lighting Chanukah lights .

    If you specifically want a Menorah and Chanukah candles and cannot find them locally, please reply to this email and we will help you locate a Menorah and Chanukah candles in your area or send you some.

    Each and every Jewish person should light his or her own Menorah. Children are encouraged to light as well.

    PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR CHANUKAH PICTURES. WE LOVE TO SEE PICTURES OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM CELEBRATIONG CHANUKAH. PLEASE EMAIL THE PICTURES TO MILITARY@ALEPH-INSTITUTE.ORG

    The Blessings

    Before lighting the Chanukah candles, we thank G‑d for giving us this special mitzvah, and for the incredible Chanukah miracles:

    Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tzi-va-nu le-had-lik ner Chanukah.

    Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech ha-olam she-a-sa ni-sim la-avo-te-nu ba-ya-mim ha-hem bi-z’man ha-zeh.

    [Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light.

    Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.]

    On the first night of Chanukah, Saturday night, December 8th, 2012 (or the first time on Chanukah you perform this mitzvah), add the following blessing:

    Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam she-heche-ya-nu ve-ki-yi-ma-nu ve-higi-a-nu liz-man ha-zeh.

    [Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.]

    Do-it-Yourself Menorah Lighting Video

    Do you have questions about the laws and customs of lighting the menorah?

     *     When do you light?

    *     Where do you light?

    *     How do you recite the blessings?

    *     How long do the lights need to burn for?

    This five-minute instructional video makes it simple to learn. Click Below

    http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/1701725/jewish/DIY-Chanukah.htm

    2:09PM

    Chanukah begins in less than 48 hours!

    Chanukah this year is December 20-28, 2011!

    See more on the State Menorah lighting HERE.

    This five-minute instructional video makes Chanukah simple to learn. See more below.

    Please watch the above video if have questions about the laws and customs of lighting the menorah:

    • When do you light?
    • Where do you light?
    • How do you recite the blessings?
    • How long do the lights need to burn for?

     


     

    Dear Jewish member of the United States Armed Forces,

    Please encourage all the Jewish personnel or civilians that are with you or you are in touch with to light Chanukah candles this year.

    Chanukah begins in less than forty eight hours. We light the first candle on Tuesday night December  20th at nightfall or after dark. We continue lighting the candles each night through and including on Tuesday night December 27th. On Friday December 23rd, one must light the candles only before sunset and not afterwards. On Saturday  December 24th, one must only light the candles one hour after sunset and not before.

    You don’t have to have an actual Menorah to fulfill this Mitzvah (requirement).  You can use any candle or any type of oil you have and still fulfill the Mitzvah of lighting Chanukah lights . If you don’t have a Menorah or Chanukah candles and cannot buy a menorah or Chanukah candles locally, please contact us to the right and we will help you locate a menorah and candles in your area or send you some.

    Each and every Jew should light his or her own Menorah. Children are encouraged to light as well. 

    For everything you want to know about the holiday of Chanukah including recipes for Potato Latkes, visit www.chanukah.org