FANDOM


Engraven menorah

A menorah is a candelabrum associated with Judaism.

Many menorahs have 7 candles: 1 taller one in the center and 3 to either side.

Menorahs with 9 candles are part of the celebration of Hanukkah. Sometimes they are referred to as a hanukiah חַנֻכִּיָּה. A hanukiah will have one special candle, a shammus or "helper" candle, and 8 other candles representing the 8 days and nights of Hanukkah. The shammus will be set off in some way, either higher or lower than the others or separated by physical space.

See also

External links

Icon-Stub This article is a stub. You can help the Judaism Wiki by expanding it. Please note, the term "stub" is not indicative of length, it simply means that there is more to be said on a topic. Even long pages can be stubs, and even short pages can be complete.