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


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

#2

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.


#3

See אור יצחק ח’'ב - http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=54963&st=&pgnum=283