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Mehadrin min Hamehadrin

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Tevet 9, 5768
Question
Why on Chanukkah is the idea of mehadrin and mehadrin min hamehadrin so poignant? Does this idea relate to a concept in halacha? Where else is this found?
Answer
Chanukah has a singular concept, appearing only on Chanukah, because the miracle was a Hiddur. The Maccabis could have lit with desecrated oil but made a special effort to light with holy oil. This concept relates in the Halacha in different ways of lighting the candles. Rabbi Yitzchak Grinblat
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