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Chanukah Candle-Lighting Times – 2022/5783

Chanukah candle-lighting at the Western Wall in the presence of public figures

Following are the Chanukah 2022 candle-lighting times at the Western Wall Plaza:

  • First Night of Chanukah – December 18, 2022 – 4:30pm
  • Second Night of Chanukah – December 19, 2022 – 4:30pm
  • Third Night of Chanukah – December 20, 2022 – 4:30pm
  • Fourth Night of Chanukah – December 21, 2022 – 4:30pm
  • Fifth Night of Chanukah – December 22, 2022 – 4:30pm
  • Sixth Night of Chanukah – December 23, 2022 – 3:30pm
  • Seventh Night of Chanukah – December 24, 2022 – 7:30pm
  • Eighth Night of Chanukah – December 25, 2022 – 4:30pm

The candle-lighting ceremonies will be broadcast live.

The menorah symbolizes a main event in Jewish history: The dedication of the Temple by the Maccabees after they beat the armies of Antiochus Epiphanes in 165 BCE. The main commandment of Chanukah is lighting Chanukah candles on every night of the eight-day festival. The connection to the Temple is the essence of Chanukah. Throughout the generations, the menorah has been made by various materials – stone, copper, silver, brass, and more. The designs are often influenced by the time, the style, and the environment in which they were created. The designs of menorahs often symbolize the Temple and its ritual utensils, holy sites, or historic events that express the bravery of Jews and the purification of the Temple.

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