The original menorah was of gold and stood in the Jewish Temple, as commanded in Exodus ch.25. It burned olive oil.
For the last 2200 years, another type of menorah is the ones that are lit during Hanukkah.
For most Jews, the centerpiece of Hanukkah is the Hanukkah-menorah, a nine-branched candelabrum, also sometimes called a Hanukkiah. As you look at a menorah, you will notice that one candle is set at a different level from the other eight. That one is called the Shammash, or helper candle. Jewish law states that the regular candles are for viewing and spreading the word of the miracle only, so the Shammash is used to light the others, and for any other purpose, such as for light to read by.
The menorah itself may be made in almost any manner - glass, aluminum or other metals. Menorahs may be sleek and contemporary, or flowery and ornate, and may incorporate decorations such as the Tree of Life.
The menorah should be placed in a manner that is as visible as possible to the public, to publicize the miracle of Hanukkah. Depending on custom, some families light the menorah in a doorway, or a window, or some other place that is highly visible.
There are no traditional colors for a menorah.
A menorah can have any design or words on it. It depends on the menorah. There is no rule about this.
a menorah doesn't have labels.
There is no rule about the colors of a menorah.
The menorah got its name from the relevant verses in Exodus ch.25.See also:More about Hanukkah and the menorah
The Menorah in the Temple had 7 columns.The Menorah lit by Jews on Chanuka has 9 columns.
For Kwanzaa, kinara is the word for menorah.
a menorah is a candle holder. You can't eat on it.
The candles on the Menorah can be of any color.
The tradition is that the menorah should burn until the candles are gone. When the menorah extinguishes itself, it is safe to put the menorah away until the next time.
In some households, each person lights a separate menorah. In others, the father of the family lights the menorah.
It was first described in Exodus ch.25. In that context it is the 7-branched menorah for the Temple, not the eight-branched Hanukkah-menorah.
The Menorah should preferably be lit immediately at nightfall. If necessary, however, the Menorah can be lit late into the night. It is best to wait until all members of the household are present to light the Menorah. The Menorah should remain lit for at least 30 minutes after nightfall. On Friday afternoon, the Menorah should be lit before sundown.
That is the correct spelling (menorah) of a multi-armed Jewish candlestick.
what prayers do we say when you lighting the hanukkah menorah
the menorah can be any color and the candles too. most Jewish people have a silver menorah to make the mitzvah prettier for g-d.
You use the Menorah on special occasions such as, anniversaries, birthdays and weddings.Answer:The Hanukkah-menorah is lit on the eight evenings of Hanukkah (and at no other time).
The original menorah was a 7 branch candelabra that stood in the Temple. Today, most synagogues have replicas of the menorah in their sanctuaries. Many people mistakenly call the candelabra used for the holiday of Channukah a menorah, the correct name for that candelabra is 'channukiah'. Unlike the 7 branch menorah, a channukiah has 9 branches.
There is no significance to the colors of any menorah. It's a matter of style.
A menorah lamp is a candle holder/candelabra used by the Jewish people.
The menorah of the Holy Temple had 7 oil lamps (Exodus ch.25). However the specialized Hanukkah menorah (Chanukiah) has 9 candles.
Yes, Seattle has a menorah lighting every year.
The menorah can be no lower than 3 Tefachim from the ground which is about 24cm or 9.5 inches.
Bruno Meyer - Menorah - was born in 1938.
It's called a menorah, a Hanukkah-menorah, or (in Israel) a Hanukkiah.