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How many candles are on a Hanukkah menorah?

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11/13/2017

A Hanukkah menorah (also called a hanukkiah) has eight candles, with another as shamash - the "assistant candle" that is used to light the others.

The structure of the hanukkiah reflects this: The shamash is not in line with the others; it is either above the other eight, or off to the side.
two candles are lit the 1st night, and each night, and additional candle is added, ending with 9 candles on the 8th night.

A total of 44 candles are used.

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04/28/2015

Eight, plus the extra one used to light the others.

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01/03/2012

two candles are lit the 1st night, and each night, and additional candle is added, ending with 9 candles on the 8th night.

A total of 44 candles are used.