Live: First Candle Lighting at the Kosel

Watch live at 9:45 AM EST: The first candle of Chanuka will be lit at the Kosel Plaza, the site closest to the where the miracle of Chanuka took place, by Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, and Rabbi of the Kosel Shmuel Rabinowitz.

As in previous years, Chanukah candles will be lit every night of Chanukah at the Kosel Plaza, the site closest to the where the miracle of the oil took place.

The first candle of Chanuka will be lit by Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzchak Yosef, Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinowitz, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Rabbi Rafi Peretz, and Minister of Environmental Protection Gila Gamliel.

Presence at the candle-lighting ceremonies will be very limited and will take place in accordance to Health Ministry regulations at the time.

The candles will be lit in a magnificent menorah made of bronze which is over 2 meters high and about 2 meters wide, weighs one ton, and took about seven months to create.

The Chanukah candles will be lit with olive oil, in special holders that are wind and rain-proof so the menorah can stay lit throughout the night.

Chanukah 2020
First Night – Thursday, 24 Kislev – December 10, 2020 – 5:00 pm
Second Night – Friday, 25 Kislev – December 11, 2020 – 3:30 pm
Third Night – Saturday, 26 Kislev – December 12, 2020 – 7:00 pm
Fourth Night – Sunday, 27 Kislev – December 13, 2020 – 5:00 pm
Fifth Night – Monday, 28 Kislev – December 14, 2020 – 5:00 pm
Sixth Night – Tuesday, 29 Kislev – December 15, 2020 – 5:00 pm
Seventh Night – Wednesday, 1 Tevet – December 16, 2020 – 5:00 pm
Eighth Night – Thursday, 2 Tevet – December 17, 2020 – 5:00 pm

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