The lighting of the Hanukkah lights
In Israel, as in many places in the world, we are already waiting for the arrival of Hanukkah to light our first light.
So remembering for eight days the Great miracle of the powerful liberation that the Blessed Creator granted to our ancestors at that time these days!
We want to take this opportunity to answer the question that many people continue to ask us in the past. Present days: -Can we Gentiles or non-Jews light the lights of a Hanukkah (chandelier)? -
And they also ask us: Can they celebrate Hanukkah?
We will reply with quotes from the well-known book "In the Garden of Universal Faith" by Rabbi Shalom Arush (since it is a book dedicated especially to gentiles and / or non-Jews)
The book He titled it like this:
"Hanukkah- the Victory of believers over heretics"
And he explains the following:
"This celebration expresses the victory of Judaism over Hellenism, Demonstrating to the world the strength of the Pure Emuna (Faith) in the One Creator and true devotion and dedication in the fulfillment of the Torah and the Mitzvot (the precepts).
The lights should be lit as an act of gratitude towards the Creator for the victory of the believers over heretics.
These eight lights that we turn on, allude to the seven precepts that were ordained to the Benei Noah (sons of Noah), plus the eighth includes all the logical Commandments that can be understood by the human mind.
It is also advisable to have a festive meal in gratitude to the Eternal "
These are the recommendations given by Rabbi S. Arush in his aforementioned book, (in chapter 18 Shabbat and festivities) Expressing that "Gentiles who comply with the 7 laws given to Noah" can observe this holiday , even lighting the lights and holding a festive meal to thank the Creator.
We know, from what the great sages teach, that it is not necessary or rather, the Benei Noah "must not comply", it is "to mention or recite the Beracha of the ignition", since they "are not obliged".
We hope this note has been of help to many.
We wish you all the next Hag Hanuka Sameach!
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