Are Hanukkah candles special?
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Also asked, what color candles are used for Hanukkah?
Secondly, does the menorah have 7 or 9 candles? The seven branch candelabra is a menorah which was used in the holy temple. The nine branch candelabra is symbolic of the menorah, but adds a pair of branches for the 8 nights of Chanukah plus the tall candle called the shamesh. The nine branch "menorah" is called a Chanukiah because it is used to celebrate Chanukah.
In this way, what do Hanukkah candles represent?
Light the Menorah The centerpiece of the Hanukkah celebration is the hanukkiah or menorah, a candelabra that holds nine candles. Eight candles symbolize the number of days that the Temple lantern blazed; the ninth, the shamash, is a helper candle used to light the others.
What does the 7 candles in a menorah stand for?
The seven lamps allude to the branches of human knowledge, represented by the six lamps inclined inwards towards, and symbolically guided by, the light of God represented by the central lamp. The menorah also symbolizes the creation in seven days, with the center light representing the Sabbath.