Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is the busiest Jewish holidays. Hanukkah tells the story of the Greeks, who ruled the Jews and did not allow them to practice the Torah. The main symbol of Hanukkah is the menorah. These are nine-branched candlesticks that should be visible in your window throughout the holiday.

Hanukkah menorah

The Hanukkah menorah has nine candlestick looks like a temple, but it has a different origin. The eight candlesticks’ horns symbolize the miracle that occurred during the time of Judah Maccabeus. The eight candles symbolize the daily supply of the sacred oil found in the desecrated temple. The ninth light serves to ignite the eight others. In the old days, the Hanukkah menorah hung to the left of the front door, opposite the mezuzah, as a sign of public testimony of a miracle.

Menorah as the symbol of Judaism

The menorah is one of the oldest symbols of Judaism. It has seven candlesticks, personifying the seven churches of Asia Minor and symbolizing the seven planets and the seven days of Creation. The central candlestick is used to represent the day on which God rested. It is Sabbath. The seven branches of the menorah were first used to illuminate the inner space of the temple.

Lamps candlesticks were filled with olive oil and lit daily throughout the holiday. Currently, the Menorah is the emblem of Israel, depicted on seals and coins. It is often compared to the inverted tree of life, rooted in heaven. The menorah is an important element of synagogue art. It can be seen on stained glass windows, arks, and Torah cases, and also as an architectural detail.

Menorah styles

When buying a Menorah, you need to make many decisions regarding style, material, design, and price. You can use either candles or light bulbs to light them instead of real oil. Candlesticks can be made of brass, bronze, silver, gold, aluminum, and decorated with precious stones. Menorah with electric LED lights looks stylish and modern. Quality Menorahs with attractive designs are on this page.

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