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Menorah (Hanukkah)

nine-branched candelabrum lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah
A Hanukkah menorah

The Hanukkah menorah, or hanukiah, is a nine-branch lamp used to celebrate, remember, and honor the miracle of Hanukkah. It consists of a center branch with four branches on each of its sides. Eight of its branches are to be lit on each day of Hanukkah, which lasts eight days, while the ninth branch is the shamash, or "helper" branch, which is used to light the other branches.