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The commandment to light the Hanukkah lamp is an exceedingly precious one, and one should be particularly careful to fulfill it, in order to make known the miracle, and to offer additional praise . . . to God for the wonders which He has wrought for us. Even if one has no food to eat except what he receives from charity, he should beg--or sell his garment to buy--oil and lamps, and light them.

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Source Notes: Megillah and Hanukkah (Mishneh Torah), in The Hanukkah Anthology, ed. Philip Goodman (1976).

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Moshe ben Maimon (March 30, 1135December 13, 1204) was a Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher.

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