Questions And Answers About The Menorah – Lights And Candles

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Questions And Answers About The Menorah – Lights And Candles.


How does the menorah work?

The first candle is lit on Erev Hanukkah, the night before the holiday starts. One inserts the candles into the Hanukiyah from right to left, one candle for each day of the Hanukkah miracle (for instance, on the second day of Hanukkah, there are two regular candles and a Shamash candle in the Hanukiyah).

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How do you use a menorah?

– Light the candles with the shamash. After you finish reciting the blessings, pick the shamash candle up with your dominant hand. …
– Place the shamash candle back in its slot. …
– Place the chanukiah in the window. …
– Let the candles burn themselves out.

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What religion uses a menorah?

The menorah is among the most widely produced articles of Jewish ceremonial art. The seven-branched menorah is a traditional symbol of Judaism, along with the Star of David.

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What is the significance of the menorah on Hanukkah?

Hanukkah means it’s time for the menorah, dreidels, and gelt. The centerpiece of theHanukkah celebration is the hanukkiah or menorah, a candelabra that holds nine candles. Eight candles symbolize the number of days that the Temple lantern blazed; the ninth, the shamash, is a helper candle used to light the others.

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What is the difference between a Hanukkah and a menorah?

The high priests known as the ‘Kohanim’ used to light the menorah in the temple every evening, using olive oil to burn. The Menorah is known as a symbol of the Jewish Faith and Religion. … The difference between the Hanukiah and Menorah is that the Hanukiah is lit on the festival of Hanukkah and the Menorah is not.

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What is menorah used for?

The Hanukkah menorah, also chanukiah or hanukkiah (Hebrew: מנורת חנוכה‬ menorat ḥanukkah, pl. … On each night of Hanukkah a new branch is lit. The ninth holder, called the shamash (“helper” or “servant”), is for a candle used to light all other candles and/or to be used as an extra light.

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Where is the golden menorah?

The golden menorah is located in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. The menorah was constructed by the Temple Institute and is based on extensive research carried out by the Academic and Biblical researchers.

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How many candles are on a menorah and why?

Eight of the Hanukkah menorah’s candles are level with each other, to symbolize the eight days that the oil lasted. The ninth candle, which is either elevated or shorter than the others, is used to light the other eight candles, and referred to as the Shamash.

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How do you light the Hanukkah menorah?

At nightfall, on the first evening of the Hanukkah holiday, put a candle into the holder at the far right of the menorah as you face it. Light the shamash, the candle used to light the others, and recite the three Hanukkah blessings. Never use the Hanukkah candles to light each other.

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What do the 9 candles on a menorah represent?

On the Chanukah menorah, eight of the arms are for the candles which representthe 8 miracle days, and the ninth arm is for the candle used to light the others. … Only the 9 branch menorah can be used for Chanukah. Also, please note: Sometimes the 9th or “shamash” arm is removable.

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Which candle on the menorah is lit first?

At nightfall, on the first evening of the Hanukkah holiday, put a candle into the holder at the far right of the menorah as you face it. Light the shamash, the candle used to light the others, and recite the three Hanukkah blessings. Never use the Hanukkah candles to light each other.

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What color are menorah candles?

Candles in a menorah are most commonly white, but any color can be used. Hanukkah lasts for eight days, and each night one lit candle is added to the menorah. So, on the first night, the first candle is lit using the ninth candle. The next night, two candles are lit.

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What do each of the Hanukkah candles represent?

The centerpiece of the Hanukkah celebration is the Hanukkiah or menorah, a candelabra that holds nine candles. Eight candles symbolize the number of days that the Temple lantern blazed; the ninth, the shamash, is a helper candle used to light the others.

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Who uses a menorah?

The Talmud (Menahot 28b) states that it is prohibited to use a seven-lamp menorah outside of the Temple. The Hanukkah menorah therefore has eight main branches, plus the raised ninth lamp set apart as the shamash (servant) light which is used to kindle the other lights.

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Is a Menorah a candelabra?

Menorah, also spelled menora, multi-branched candelabra, used in the religious rituals of Judaism, that has been an important symbol in both ancient and modern Israel. … An eight-branched menorah modeled after the Temple menorah is used by Jews in rites during the eight-day festival of Hanukkah.

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Why do some menorahs have 7 candles and others 9?

On the Chanukah menorah, eight of the arms are for the candles which represent the 8 miracle days, and the ninth arm is for the candle used to light the others. … Only the 9 branch menorah can be used for Chanukah. Also, please note: Sometimes the 9th or “shamash” arm is removable.

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Why does menorah have 7 branches?

The shamash is the candle lit first, and the flame is used to light all the other candles, hence the name. The 7 branch menorah was the menorah found in the Temple – if you’d like to know why it has 7 branches, see Seven Branches, Seven Truths by Chabad.

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What is a 7 candle menorah for?

Synagogues have a continually lit lamp or light in front of the Ark, where the Torah scroll is kept, called the ner tamid (eternal light). This lamp represents the continually lit ner Elohim of the menorah used in Temple times.

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What is the Star of David and what does it symbolize?

The symbol thus generally represents the merging of the male and the female, and, the elements of fire and water, respectively. The Star of David also appears in the architecture of Mormon places of worship, where it symbolizes the union of heaven and earth, with God reaching down to man and man reaching up to God.

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Emunah – Faith That Makes The Impossible Possible

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Emunah – Faith That Makes The Impossible Possible


In Hebrew, Faith is Emunah and it’s written as אֱמוּנָה .


It is true that faith as defined by the writer of the Biblical book of Hebrews as; “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” is a very powerful phenomenon that is able to turn impossibilities into possibilities.


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Jesus once said, “faith even as small as a mustard seed could move a mountain.” When you compare the comparisons between a mustard seed and a mountain, the differences in proportions are quite mind boggling. Faith is therefore a very powerful force to be reckoned with that can only be compared to Hope and Faith.


“Because of your little faith,” He told them. “For I assure you: If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. 

Matthew 17:20

In Chapter 11 of Hebrews, the writer does a splendid job of providing us with various examples of Faith in action. Each of the stories shared, of ordinary men and women who were able to accomplish extraordinary feats is very inspiring and motivating.


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Below is an excerpt of Hebrews 11.


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, So that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:1-8

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By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 For he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

Hebrews 11:9-16


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Ahavah – Love That Never Fails

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Ahavah – Love That Never Fails. 


Love in the Hebrew language is translated as Ahavah. And written as: אַהֲבָה .


Many things in this world fail, but according to the Bible, Love is the one thing that never fails. When everything is going awry in life, you can be sure that love will stand. Love always wins. Love always conquers and triumphs whatever the odds stacked against it.


Hebrew: Ahavah – אַהֲבָה


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When the storms of life hit, we can bank on love to carry us through. When Prophecy fails and sermons fail, we can be sure that love will carry the day. When we can’t get through to other people for various reasons, we can trust that love will succeed in reaching them and changing them. When our hope and faith are faltering and we need a reason to go on, we can be sure, love will see us through and go the distance.


While writing to the Church in Corinth, the Apostle Paul so eloquently and brilliantly describes love and it’s colorful and powerful attributes and qualities.


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Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, But have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long And is kind; Love does not envy; Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 Does not behave rudely, Does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 Does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 Bears all things, Believes all things, Hopes all things, Endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; Whether there are tongues, they will cease; Whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; But when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13

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