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Nine Branched Hanukkiah

We are offering these beautiful Nine Branched Hanukkiahs for a donation to Well Versed. They are made in Israel, featuring five different sizes to choose from. This is a special gift we are offering as a celebration of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, the Jewish festival and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE.
Please note: Each Hanukkiah has a set donation amount. When selecting the desired donation button, you will be directed to our GIVING platform.
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Hanukkah begins December 18th - December 26th, 2022. To assure delivery prior to the beginning of the Hanukkah observance, we request your gift
to be made by November 20, 2022. Donations received after November 20, 2022 may not arrive before December 18, 2022 (Start of Hanukkah).

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8.25" Brass Hanukkiah
9.75" Gold Plated Hanukkiah
15.5" Gold Plated Hanukkiah
18.25" Brass Hanukkiah
35" Brass Hanukkiah
59.5" Brass Hanukkiah

The Menorah vs. Hanukkiah Explained

The difference between the Hanukkiah and the (Temple) Menorah lies in the number of candles each holds as well as the purpose and time of year each is used. The Hanukkiah is a type of menorah or candelabra that holds 9 candles and has 8 branches. The Menorah is a similar candelabra with branches.

In English, menorah was originally the name for the seven-branched candelabra used in Jewish worship. The nine-branched Hanukkah candelabra is called hanukkiah in Hebrew, but English speakers came to use menorah for this too. The Hanukkah menorah recalls expulsion by Judah Maccabee of invading forces from the Temple of Jerusalem. Maccabee and his followers sought oil for the temple's menorah so that the sanctuary could be rededicated, but they found only enough oil for a single day. Miraculously, that tiny amount of oil burned for eight days, until a new supply could be obtained. The Hanukkah menorah includes a candle for each day the oil burned, plus the shammes, a "servant candle" that is used to light the others.