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The Calendar and Holidays (incl. Sabbath)


Menorah vs. Chanukiyah

Question: What is the difference between a Menorah and a Chanukiyah ?

Answer: Chanukiyah is a new term that is only about 40 years old. It was coined to distinguish between the nine-branched candelabra that is used on Chanukah and the seven branched one that was used in the Temple and was called a Menorah. In most of the literature the word “Menorah” is used for both candelabras.

All the Best,
Rabbi Azriel Schreiber

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