More Discussions for this daf
1. Chanukah 2. Chanukah Candles 3. Rambam
4. Madlik 5. Rashi about Eruvin 6. Candles Lit from Shabbos to Shabbos
7. Rashi's Midrashim 8. Berachah For Hadlakas Ner Shabbos 9. The Gra's Opinion On Ner Shabbos
10. Berachah On Ner Shabbos 11. Hadlakah Oseh Mitzvah 12. Berachah on the Tefilah Shel Rosh
13. DEMAI 14. Shabbos Candles 15. The Rabbinic institution of Chanukah lights
16. Brachos on Yom tov Sheini 17. Lo Sasur as a source for Chanukah 18. נר שבת קודם לנר חנוכה

Ari Rosenstein asked:

At the time of Chanukah, was there still a Sanhedrin practicing in the Beis Hamikdash, or were they in exile? If they were in exile, does the Rav know when they would have returned?

How long after the neis of Chanukah was the chag set down, and the brachos enacted?

Thank you.


The Kollel replies:

We may assume that if the Greeks were ransacking the Mikdash, no Sanhedrin was present. They would have been in hiding. There is no reason to assume that they didn't return immediately upon regaining control of the Mikdash area. And even before that time, they may have passed Halachic rulings from their place of hiding.

Megilas Ta'anis states that the holiday of Chanukah was instituted the following year, i.e. on the first 25 Kislev to occur after the miracle itself.

Mordecai Kornfeld