Chanukkah Lights

As Chanukkah comes to an end, we stop adding candles every night, but it doesn't mean we're done adding light! We can continue to bring Hashem's heavenly light down into the physical world and eradicate darkness by increasing our mitzvos and ahavas yisroel all year long! It was wonderful sharing our chanukkah lights with you on Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook, thanks to everyone who liked, reblogged, sent warm wishes and joined us in spreading the light!

Night One Lights

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Chanukah is a time to bring Hashem's holy spiritual light into the world! ‪#‎spreadthelight‬ ‪#‎letitshine

Night Two Lights

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There were two opinions about how to light Chanukkah candles. Shammai said we should start with eight candles and count down, removing one candle each night. Hillel said we should start with one and add a candle every night so that we end up with eight candles. We hold by Hillel's opinion, because we should count our accomplishments and what we already have and we should always increase out light, never diminish it. We only have two candles tonight, but our light has already doubled! Chocolate chip plantain pancakes are our fried food of the day 🍳🍳🍳

Night Three Lights

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Night Three? Already? ‪#‎shineon‬ ‪#‎bringdownhashemslight‬ ✨✨✨

Night Four Lights

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Darkness is only the absence of light, and lighting just one small flame extinguishes a whole lot of darkness. Tonight there are four flames (plus the shamash). If we each light our four, imagine how much darkness we could eradicate! 💥💥💥 In light of all the awful that's been going on in the world, we can use as much light as we can get! ‪#‎mitzvosdispeldarkness‬‪#‎lightupthenight‬ ‪#‎bringdownhashemslight‬ ‪#‎nightfourlights‬

Night Five Lights

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This is my second Chanukkah with my husband and my first whole Chanukkah away from my family (since I left for seminary four years ago I've always gone home for at least a few days of Chanukkah). It feels so grown up lighting candles on our own for all 8 nights 🙈 I hope chanukkah's been treating you right and you've been treating yourself to lots of latkes and sufganiot 🍩

Night Six Lights

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Latkes and challah for a restful Shabbos and a very happy Chanukah! (I didn't have time to post my lit candles, because we lit so close to Shabbos candle lighting.)

Night Seven Lights

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Adding another candle each night increases the light, both literal and figurative, that we bring into the world! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 ‪#‎nightsevenlights‬‪#‎expelallthedarkness‬ ‪#‎darknessisjusttheabsenceoflight‬‪#‎mitzvosdispeldarkness‬ ‪#‎bringdownhashemslight‬

Last Night Lights

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Chanukkah is about spreading light and bringing spiritual sparks down into the physical realm to share with others. This year my husband and I are in an apartment by ourselves and if it weren't for social media, no one else would have been able to share in our light. Here's to using ALL the tools we have to bring light into the world and elevate the Internet by using it to spread Hashem's light all year round! 💥

I hope you Chanukkah was warm, joyful and full of light!