Oil or Wax: Does Authenticity Matter?
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Dec 4, 2017
- 54 min 32 sec
References: Shabbat: 21a, Shabbat: 23a
Certain authorities prioritize oil, and especially olive oil, for the menorah of Chanukah, because of links to the miracle of Chanukah and to the Beit haMikdash. Within their view, why didn't Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi and Rabbah prioritize olive oil for these purposes?