Tuesday, December 07, 2010

zos chanukah

The last day of Chanukah is known as "zos Chanukah." My son heard from a speaker in his yeshiva b'shem R' Shmuel Birnbaum that the reason for this appellation is because on all the other days of Chanukah a person has to interrupt his seder to light menorah, to maybe go to a Chanukah party, etc. On the eighth day there is no more menorah to light at night, the parties are all over. A person can just sit and learn all day. Zos Chanukah -- this is what Chanukah really is all about!


  1. that doesn't work in Aus because summer holidays starts on zos chanukah :-)

  2. My son likes to say that vacation is the opportunity to immerse in Torah full time without the distraction of English classes.

  3. A bochur came to the chazon ish and asked him how much he should learn bein hazmanim, the chazon ish said you should take a break and only learn eight hours a day :-)