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Why might someone not be able to light Chanukah candles? Here are some of the reasons.

Having trauma connected to fire

Being unhoused

Having sensory sensitivities to light

Living in a building that prohibits candle lighting

Being in a place where it’s unsafe to display Judaism

Not being able to afford a chanukiah and candles

Being in the hospital during Chanukah

Having a disability affecting arm or hand mobility

Having trauma around Chanukah

Being allergic to smoke

Not having an accessible chanukiah

Working evenings and night shifts

Needing to spend Chanukah alone and finding the idea of candle lighting by oneself too emotionally painful

Being in a residential treatment facility

Having seizures triggered by flickering lights or flames


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