This Menorah is decorated with rounded branches with detail as well as patterns on the stem holder. The focal point is the Magen David in the center between the 4 branches on either side. The candle holder cups look like oil cups which are more antique and remind us of the olive oil used during Temple Times. The ninth holder or "Shamash" is moveable and connected to the stem. This is reminiscent of the antique sparkling silver Menorahs which every grandmother bequeathed to her children as a family heirloom and which stood splendidly on cabinets and windowsills of Jewish homes.
Hanukkah, also spelled Chanukah and widely known as the Festival of Lights, is for many one of the liveliest Jewish holidays. The legendary miracle of Hanukkah came about when the Jews returned to the Temple to purify and rededicate it. As they got ready to light the Temple menorah, they found only one small flask of oil, not nearly enough to last until more olive oil could be purified and prepared. But this small flask of oil, enough for only one day, lasted for eight days and nights. Thus Hanukkah is celebrated with the kindling of lights every night for eight nights.
The focal point of Hanukkah is the Menorah, the nine branched candle holder which is to be prominently displayed in your window throughout the duration of the holiday.
This 9-branched Hanukkah Menorah is designed in silver, giving it an antique, simple and grand look. The detailing and Magen David give the item that extra touch and this makes it a perfect piece to add to one's classic Hanukkah piece collection.
This would be a lovely gift for Hanukkah for anyone who loves the old and classic style.