Hammered Aluminum Hanukkiah
This oil lamp-shaped Hanukkah Menorah has 9 beautifully enamel-colored candleholders at the top with the servant candle featured as the flame of the lamp. The hammered aluminum and antique design boast of an ancient appeal that remembers the miracle of Hanukkah when one drop of oil kept 8 candles burning for 8 days.
This will make a wonderful Hanukkah gift.
To commemorate this miracle, every year during Hanukkah, a special menorah with eight branches and one holder (shamash) in the middle is lit for eight consecutive days. This menorah is called a Hanukkiah. On the first night, a single candle is lit by the ninth candle, which is called the Shamash. The Shamash, traditionally placed in the center of the Hanukkiah, is used to light the other eight candles. Each night, an additional candle is added until all of the candles are lit on the 8th night. The Chanukiah is only used during Hanukkah.