Tuesday, December 07, 2010
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!