Is there a preference to olive oil over candles for the Chanukah menorah?

  1. Can I use regular wax candles for my menorah?
  2. Is there any preference to oil lamps over wax candles?


You can use wax candles. The main thing is they should burn for half an hour and be a nice clean flame. Often it’s nicer with wax than oil.


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