Here’s how to light a Hanukkah Menorah without candles or a menorah — click on the Virtual Hanukkah Menorah website, from the Union of Reform Judaism. Click on the link the appropriate night of the eight nights of Hanukkah, and the screen shows the Hanukkah blessings in Hebrew, transliteration and in English, which you can sing along with a recorded cantorial voice. Click out of the blessings, and your mouse turns into a candle to light the other candles of the virtual menorah. Very cool website.
Hanukkah 2012 begins at sundown tomorrow, Saturday, December 8th, 2012. You can also attend the lighting of the world’s largest Menorah each night on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. Click here for the times, which vary.