Hanukkah Menorah Candle Holder Israel Judaica
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Height 3.7" inches or 9.5 cm / Width 7" inches or 18 cm / Depth 1.8" inches or 4.8 cm / Weight 340 grams / All measurements are approximate
Vintage 1960s brutalist modernist brass candelabra made in Israel. This cute Hanukiah features green enamel and gold metal, and reads "Chanukah" in Hebrew. Some signs of wear and age, please refer to photos.
A Hanukiah is a type of candelabra, with nine candle holders. Eight candles are in a line and the ninth candle is out of place, either at a different height or in a different position on the Hanukiah. The Hanukiah represent the miracle of the oil burning for eight days instead of one. Every day of Hanukkah Jewish families get together at sunset and light the Hanukiah, one day at a time so that on the eighth day, all the candles are burning bright. The one candle that is out of place is known as the service candle or in Hebrew the ‘Shamash’. It is used to light all the other candles on the Hanukiah and it should be lit first.
The difference between the Hanukiah and Menorah is that the Hanukiah is lit on the festival of Hanukkah and the Menorah is not. In addition, the Menorah has fewer branches than the Hanukiah and does not have an out of place ‘Shamash’. The menorah is just a symbol representing the Jewish faith.