Definition of menorah in English:


Syllabification: me·nor·ah
Pronunciation: /məˈnôrə


(the Menorah)
  • 1A sacred candelabrum with seven branches used in the Temple in Jerusalem, originally that made by the craftsman Bezalel and placed in the sanctuary of the Tabernacle (Exod. 37:17-24).
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    • If you go to Rome today you can visit Titus' Triumphal Arch which bears the engraved image of the Menorah from the destroyed Temple in Jerusalem being carried victoriously into Rome.
    • Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, lasts eight days, and each evening, an additional candle is lit on the Menorah.
    • Every night, Father would light the Menorah and let it burn itself out.
  • 1.1A candelabrum used in Jewish worship, especially one with eight branches and a central socket used at Hanukkah.
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    • In music or poetry, one thinks of an octave, in Jewish ritual, a menorah with eight branches.
    • As we enter the house with the mezuzah on one side and the Chanukah menorah on the other, there is no mistaking the Jewish focus of the home.
    • Ritual Jewish art includes beautifully crafted menorahs, wine cups, candlesticks, tallilot (prayer shawls), and other ceremonial objects.



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