This sugya discusses the Din Mehadrin by Ner Chanuka. We discuss if Hiddur is part of the Mitzvah of Ner Chanuka or if it is an additional Mitzvah. This has many ramifications in Halacha and is a topic that has been tackled by Gedolei HaPoskim throughout the ages.
Some offshoots of this discussion include:
- When to say Haneiros Halalu? Some have the custom of reciting it right after the first candle is lit, while others wait until all the Neiros (i.e. including the Hiddur candles) are lit.
- When several people light in the same location, how can one make his own individual bracha after the first party has already lit his Menorah and the mitzvah of Ner Chanuka was already performed?