Friday, December 3, 2010

Shabbos Chanukah Candles

There was some discussion in the comments section about oil vs. candles for lighting the menorah.
In shul we use candles, but not just any candles. The candles used in shul on Friday night burn straight through, with plenty to spare, until Motzoei Shabbos.
For reference purposes I have photographed the (22" long, 1.5" diameter) KAJ Shabbos Chanukah Menorah candle next to a standard chanukah menorah candle and a standard LONG Shabbos candle.
Quite impressive, no?

(The candles in this photo are the WEEKDAY candles... substantially shorter than the Shabbos candles)

3 comments:

Frayda said...

whoa! very cool! thanks for sharing and happy chanukah!

Baked Lecho Dodi said...

I would imagine the manufacturer makes them for all religions and purposes. But for us: Kodesh Haim...!

Leah said...

Very cool! We light a huge menorah in the center of our town (Simferopol, Crimea,) and often when we go to light it, the lanterns are still burning from the evening before! It's such a good feeling. Everyone stops to gaze at them.