We sometimes think that the way we do things is the only way they have ever been done. We usually start with one Hanukkah candle and increase to eight, kindling 44 candles per menorah (lamp) over the eight-day festival.
But this tradition began as one variant of an ancient consumer upgrade. Another variant was kindling eight candles on the first night, and decreasing to one candle by the eighth night.
Yet kindling ONE Hanukkah candle — per household per night — was originally considered acceptable and sufficient. (...) LEARN MORE
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