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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
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Fine reveals his inner thoughts when standing in the presence of the Arch of Titus depicting the menorah, for instance, when personably noting, "It was as if the Romans marching forward, carrying the menorah and the other Temple vessels were actually moving as the field of the relief moved deeper and deeper in the white marble--and the vessels of the Jerusalem Temple disappeared forever into the stone.
The author traces the history of the menorah, beginning with the Arch of Titus menorah and detailing the origins of the menorah in the biblical world, to its life between the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE and the dawn of the modern world, to its modern life and how the Arch of Titus menorah became the symbol of the State of Israel in 1949.
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