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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah Traditions Hanukkah traditions revolve around lighting a nine-branched menorah, known in Hebrew as the hanukiah. On each of the holiday’s eight nights, another candle is added to the menorah after sundown; the ninth candle, called the shamash (“helper”), is used to light the others. Jews recite blessings and display the menorah prominently in a window […]

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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah Traditions The Hanukkah celebration revolves around lighting a nine-branched menorah, known in Hebrew as the hanukiah. On each of the holiday’s eight nights, another candle is added to the menorah after sundown; the ninth candle, called the shamash (“helper”), is used to light the others. Jews recite blessings and display the menorah prominently in a […]