Festive Meals

There is a minhag to make Seudos on Chanukah with family and friends to show that we are rejoicing that we have again our religious options. The meals on Chanukah however are not an obligation, rather rishus optional. This is a hint at the decrees of the Greeks that were lifted after the Chanukah victory, and then were free to serve Hashem as we wished. So to speak, all of the options were again available.

(Sefer HaChayim of the brother of the Maharal from Prague) Go back to the Menorah