The typical modern family may be built upon the foundations of profound love and respect, but many parents and children alike have reported wanting to spend more time together. Family members are pulled in different directions between school, work, extra-curricular activities, social engagements and more, which means less emotional bonding and connecting. Chanukah is a time that invites everyone to set aside the distractions and simply be together. The ritual of candle lighting takes place after sunset but is not limited to a specific time. This flexibility means that a family can schedule the menorah lighting when all family members are home and able to simply be together. Wishing you a holiday filled with joyful family moments!
Happy Chanukah from Jewish Interactive