Oil or Wax: Does Authenticity Matter?

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December 04 2017
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Shabbat: 21a Shabbat: 23a  

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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?

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