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Chanuka – The Question of the Beis Yosef

The Beis Yosef’s Question The Beis Yosef[1] asks why the festival of Chanuka was instituted for eight days. Since the Chashmonaim found one jar of oil that would have been sufficient for the first night[2] it would seem that the first night wasn’t miraculous. This question is also asked by the Tosfos HaRosh[3]. It is very interesting to note that both of them give almost identical answers to this question. ...

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