Turning on the Chanuka lights

Turning on the Chanuka lights

In Israel, as in many places in the world, we have begun to light the lights of our Janukiot.
Remembering for these eight days the Great miracle of the powerful liberation that the Blessed Creator granted to our ancestors at that time these days!
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We want to take this opportunity to answer the question that many (non-Jewish) people are asking us these days:

Can we Gentiles or non-Jews light the lights of a Hanukiah (chandelier)?

And they also ask us:

What if they (Gentiles) can celebrate Hanukkah?

We will reply with quotes from the well-known book "In the Garden of Universal Faith" by well-known Rabbi Shalom Arush (since it is a book dedicated especially to the Righteous among the nations (Gentiles and / or non-Jews)

In the book he titled this topic like this:
"Hanukkah- 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 Pure Emunah (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 the heretics.

These eight lights that we light allude to the seven precepts that were ordained to the Benei Noah (sons of Noah), plus the eighth includes all the logical Commandments and 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 book already mentioned above, (in chapter 18 Shabbat and festivities) Expressing that "Gentiles who fulfill 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, "they should not fulfill" the Benei Noah, it is "to mention or recite the Beracha of the ignition", since they "do not they are required ".

We hope this note has been of help to many.

We wish you all a Happy Hanukkah!

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