A CHANUKAH QUESTION
Question: Can you please help me understand why someone might be unable to light Chanukah candles? I haven't been introduced to this concept before.
Answer: We would be happy to give some reasons for not being able to light Chanukah candles. Please know that this is not an exhaustive list. The reasons we didn't list are just as valid.
Trauma connected to fire
Working evenings and night shifts
Living in a building that prohibits candle lighting
Being in a place where it’s unsafe to display Judaism publicly
Not being able to afford a chanukiah and candles
Being in the hospital during Chanukah
Not having an accessible chanukiah
Trauma around Chanukah
Light or other sensory sensitivities
Disability affecting arm mobility and/or gripping candles
Needing to spend Chanukah alone and finding the idea of candle lighting by oneself too painful
Being in a residential treatment facility
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