Hanukkah 2021 – Candle Lighting Times at the Western Wall Plaza

This week, the central menorah was placed on the Western Wall Plaza, adjacent to the site of the miracle, in preparation for the traditional candle lighting events that will take place every Hanukkah evening in the presence of rabbis and public figures.

Hanukkah 1st candle event

The first event will take place on Sunday, the first night of Hanukkah (24 Kislev; November 28) at 4:30pm in the presence of Israel’s Chief Rabbis, the Rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, the Defense Minister, the Minister for Immigration and Absorption, the Minister for Scientific Innovation and Technology, and the public.


The Hanukkah candle-lighting event will be dedicated to the memory of Eliyahu Kay z”l,

a guide at the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, who was heinously murdered this week by a terrorist.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation: “Hanukkah is a wonderful time for the public to take part in the special and unifying events that take place at the Western Wall Plaza, even during these challenging and painful times, and to be a part of the festive atmosphere that sheds light everywhere.  Now is the time to strengthen our connection with our heritage and to take tours of the Old City to the light of menorahs and fascinating tours of the Western Wall Tunnels sites.”

The Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony will take place every evening at 4:30pm

*(other than Friday, the 29th of Kislev, when it will be at 3:40pm and on Saturday night, 30 Kislev, when it will be at 7pm).

Hanukkah candle lighting times – 5782/2021

Time Date Hebrew Date Day Event
4:30pm Nov. 28th 24 Kislev Sunday First night of Hanukkah
4:30pm Nov. 29th 25 Kislev Monday Second night of Hanukkah
4:30pm Nov. 30th 26 Kislev Tuesday Third night of Hanukkah
4:30pm Dec. 1st 27 Kislev Wednesday Fourth night of Hanukkah
4:30pm Dec. 2nd 28 Kislev Thursday Fifth night of Hanukkah
3:40pm Dec. 3rd 29 Kislev Friday Sixth night of Hanukkah
7:00pm Dec. 4th 30 Kislev Sat. night Seventh night of Hanukkah
4:30pm Dec. 5th 1 Tevet Sunday Eighth night of Hanukkah

These events will be broadcast live via the Kotel webcams on the Western Wall Heritage Foundation’s Facebook page and website.

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Interesting Facts

The Western Wall Plaza hosts approximately 60,000 people. It symbolizes the Jewish link to Jerusalem and serves as the synagogue closest to the remains of both Holy Temples.
The Western Wall's visible stones tell of its history from the time of the Holy Temples' ruin. The original Herodian stones are distinct from the others in size and in their unique borders.
The building style of "grading" used when layering the Western Wall's stones, teaches us that the Temple Mount's walls were not perpendicular but marginally sloping.

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