It’s Chanukah!

Chanukah Menorah!
Chanukah Menorah!

Chanukah is the Jewish Festival of Lights which takes place every December and lasts for 8 days and nights. Chanukah celebrates the recapture and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem by Judas Maccabaeus in 164 BC.

According to the Book of Maccabae once the Temple had been reclaimed a lamp was lit; this lamp according to Jewish law had to be kept lit and never put out! The only problem was that there was only enough oil to keep the lamp lit for one day. This of course is where the miracle comes in; the oil in the lamp lasted eight days, just enough time to aquire more oil.

To commemorate this miracle a lamp is lit during every night of Chanukah and placed in an eight-branched candlestick called a menorah. Here are some menorah examples:

Chanukah Menorah

Now this is an interesting Menorah, it is seems to be made out of nails!

Menorah Made from Nails

Although this next one may not be religious none the less it is fairly interesting….especially if you are a cat lover like Fred is…

Kitty Menorah

This one is very nice, I especially like the flame effects,

Flame Menorah

This one is also quite interesting,

Wavy Menorah

And here I will leave you with what a typical Menorah may look like all lit up on Chanukah!

Jerusalem Menorah

I hope you have all enjoyed this little menorah show. Hopefully you may have learned a little something about this Festive and fun holiday!

Happy Chanukah!