Chanukah lamp (menorah, hanukah lamp) is a type of lamp used in the homes of the jewish faith to
commemorate the dedication of the altar in the prified Temple of Jerusalem after the victory of Judas
Maccabaeus over the Syrians in the 165 BC. Such lamps have been made as a wall lamp, as a candelabrum to
stand on a table or in various adaptations of the candelabrum type, sometimes with nine lights.
Every year between the end of November and the end of December, Jewish people around the world
celebrate the holiday of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. Chanukah begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew
month of Kislev, but the starting date on the western calendar varies from year to year. The Jewish Feast
of Lights celebrates a miracle in the struggle of the Maccabees for religious freedom. A Chanukah lamp,
or Menorah, lit on each of the festival?s eight nights, is an enduring symbol of Jewish faith.
Judaica are silverware used in synagogues and Jewish household ceremonies.
Jewish ritual silverware include TORAH SHIELD,
RIMMONIM - TORAH FINIAL, YAD -TORAH POINTER,
SILVER CHANUKAH LAMP - SILVER MENORAH ,
ETROG CONTAINER (SPICE BOX - ESROG BOX),
KIDDUSH CUP (KIDDUSH GOBLET - KIDDUSH BEAKER),
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