"A New York Hanukkah" Exhibition

The New-York Historical Society

poster for "A New York Hanukkah" Exhibition

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Hanukkah lamps, or Hannukiot, are candelabra characterized by nine candle branches and used in the ritual candle-lighting associated with the celebration of Hanukkah, the festival that commemorates the 165 B.C.E. liberation of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Traditionally, Hanukkah lamps were made up of eight oil wells or candle-holders, separated from a ninth used as a shamash, or server, to light the others. These lamps remain distinct from menorahs, which generally have seven candle branches and are not associated with a specific use or holiday.
[Image: Bernard Bernstein (b. 1928) Hanukkah lamp, Sterling silver, Bronx, New York]



from December 23, 2010 to January 07, 2011


Bernard Bernstein et al.

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