The hanukkiah is a special type of menorah made just for Hanukkah. Instead of having seven branches to represent the seven days of the week, like a regular menorah, it has nine branches. It is used to commemorate and publicize the miracle of the oil, which was enough to last one day but instead lasted […]
The cast of Shalom Sesame searches for Anneliese's missing menorah.
A menorah is a candelabra that generally holds nine candles. Eight candles are for each night of Hanukkah, and the ninth candle, which stands taller than the others, is to light the eight candles. Each night, an additional candle is lit. So, on the first night, the taller candle, which is called the shamas, is […]
Many people that hear about the Hanukkah celebrations wonder and ask: What is a Menorah? The word Menorah means lamp in the Hebrew language. The Story of Hanukkah talks about the Menorah that was located in the Jewish Temple. Historically it is a very important symbol for the Jewish people. Many historical digs have found […]
For most individuals, Hanukkah is spelled like that or it may be spelled like Chanukah. This is because of the Hebrew translation of the word so it can be spelled many different ways as the sound of the word starts with “ch” so many feel it is spelled as Chanukah while others prefer starting it […]
Like many Hebrew words, there are some changes in the words when they are translated to English. One of the words that has been translated and has a lot of confusion surrounding it is the word Hanukkah. As Hanukkah is spelled in Hebrew it is written as חנֻכה or חנוכה (Ḥǎnukkâh) and it is translated […]