real-brisker; let’s drop that topic, please. I think everyone here has moved on….
popa: LOL, my friend, the question, no matter how you answer it, will always be the greatest question ever.
And anyways, according to your logic, that the FIRST day was a neis TOO because there was some remaining oil, (which is a great ha’arah BTW) but then it would come out that the EIGHTH day wasn’t miraculous!! So you’re still left with a question why eight days and not seven?
To your second question, I have never heard that question before. What I did hear is why isn’t there a NINTH day ‘altz’ sefeika d’yoma?
p.s. do you really HATE the kasha, or did you write that to annoy me again 🙂