menorah

(redirected from menorahs)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
click for a larger image
menorah

me·no·rah

 (mə-nôr′ə)
n. Judaism
1. A nine-branched candelabrum used in celebrating Hanukkah.
2. often Menorah A ceremonial seven-branched candelabrum of the Jewish Temple symbolizing the seven days of the Creation.

[Hebrew mənôrâ; see nwr in Semitic roots.]

menorah

(mɪˈnɔːrə; Hebrew məˈnɑʊrɔ)
n
1. (Judaism) a seven-branched candelabrum used in the Temple and now an emblem of Judaism and the badge of the state of Israel
2. (Judaism) a candelabrum having eight branches and a shammes that is lit during the festival of Hanukkah
[from Hebrew: candlestick]

me•nor•ah

(məˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr ə)

n.
1. a candelabrum used in the Temple and in modern synagogues.
2. a nine-branched candelabrum used during Hanukkah.
[1885–90; < Hebrew mənōrāh]

menorah

A candle holder with seven branches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Menorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation
candelabra, candelabrum - branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
2.menorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branchesmenorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival
candelabra, candelabrum - branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Throughout Illinois, Chabad will be presenting scores of Hanukkah events and celebrations, including public menorah lightings, giant menorahs made out of ice and Legos, menorah parades, latkes parties, giant dreidel houses, "Hanukkah Wonderlands" and more.
The first candle on Hanukkah menorahs will be lit on Saturday, with seven more to follow over each night of the Jewish Festival of Lights.
One of the earliest things we read in the Daf Yomi cycleway back in the fall of 2012, in Tractate Berachotwas a law concerning liability for fires related to Hanukkah menorahs.
Embassy in Tel Aviv in December helped the White House hold its annual Hanukkah ceremony by providing it with four handmade menorahs, which hold nine-candles and symbolize the Hanukkah celebration.
Louisville's menorah is one of thousands of large public menorahs throughout the world, including in front of the White House, which attracts some 4,000 people, and near the Eiffel Tower in central Paris, which has attracted as many as 20,000 French Jews.
Public menorahs stand in thousands of communities throughout the world including London's Trafalgar Square, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and on the White House lawn in Washington.
He said more and more Jewish groups are setting up public menorahs around the world, including communities in Westboro and Shrewsbury.
As many Jews probably know Chanukah is at hand and that Chanukah gifts, celebration and Chanukah menorahs.
At Temple Judea in Tarzana and West Hills, 100 preschoolers have been making menorahs to herald all the miracles of Hanukkah.
Lubavitch Rabbi Itchel Krasnjansky, executive director of Chabad of Hawaii, has said that Hawaii's five airports are displaying Chabad-Lubavitch menorahs this Chanukah.
City officials insisted that the display is permissible, asserting that Christmas trees and menorahs are secular symbols.
With its constellations of tentacled playpens, prophylactic umbrellas, sacred-heart menorahs, and levitating bathtubs suspended under the dome of a 19th-century chapel-turned-gallery, Francoise Quardon's Take me to the river (all works 1993) does not simply mirror our fin-demillenium, but ultimately lures us into taking a hard look at our own reflections.