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Silver Plated Channukiah H2-bg


The Channukiah is the menorah used to hold the eight candles of Channukah. This festival recalls the Maccabees’ successful revolt against the Syrians in 164 BCE. When they reclaimed the temple, the menorah’s oil burned for eight days even though there was only enough for one. There are nine branches on the Channukiah; one for each day of the celebration and a ninth to light the candles—one on the first day, two on the next, and so on.

Donated by Sol Schonberger
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