The Difference between Menorah and Hanukkah Menorah

 

Many tend to confuse between the Menorah and the Hanukkah lights. Yet, there are substantial differences between the two.

Menorah:

The Menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-branched candelabrum made of gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps. The menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and is the emblem on the coat of arms of the modern state of Israel.

Hanukkah Menorah

The Hanukkah menorah is, strictly speaking, a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah, as opposed to the seven-branched menorah used in the ancient Temple or as a symbol. The ninth holder, called the shamash ("helper" or "servant"), is for a candle used to light all other candles. The menorah is among the most widely produced articles of Jewish ceremonial art. The seven branched menorah is a traditional symbol of Judaism, along with the Star of David.

Credit and more information:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menorah_%28Temple%29

Menorah

Menorah Picture Courtesy www.JerusalemShots.com

Silver Hanukkah menorah.
Silver Hanukkah Menorah.

 

E-H Dictionary

English How pronounced Hebrew
Light Or

אור

Differences

Hevdelim

הבדלים

Olive

Zait

זית

Ceremonial

Tiksi

טקסי

Candle / Candles

Ner / Nerot

נר / נרות

Branch

Anaf

ענף

Oil Shemen

שמן

Pure

Tahor

טהור

Quality Eikhut

איכות

One Response to The Difference between Menorah and Hanukkah Menorah

  1. PEDRO ARANCIBIA says:

    please add, a file with the sound of the pronunciation, sometimes is very difficult to pronounce well, when you have not heard the word

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