# 2971 The Early Light

Q. I daven in a shul that davens Mincha close to the shkiah (sunset) and then people return for a shiur 8.00 PM followed by Maariv. Should they light the shul Menorah before Maariv or after Mincha, before the people go to light their Chanuka light at home, since it is already after the shkiah?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that although in principle the can light the shul menorah before Maariv, as many minyanim do when they daven Mincha early, in this case since when they finish Mincha it is already the shekia, the can light the menorah in shul. This would add the benefit of zerizim makdimin, doing the mitzva as soon as possible.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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