Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The Last Night of Hanukkah

You can see all of our candles are lit. The idea is to place your hanukkia near the window so that you can share about the miracle to others. As you walk through many neighborhoods in Jerusalem, you can spot the hanukkia. What's a "hanukkia"? Well, in Hebrew "menorah" means lamp. So, here any lamp (table lamp, reading lamp, etc.) is a menorah. Traditional menorahs have just six branches. Hanukkia are special lamps for Hanukkah. They have eight branches or places for candles plus one for the candle to light the others.

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