A fine and elegant addition to your Jewish holiday celebrations, this Judaica Hanukkiyah / Chanukah Menorah is made of silver metal an designed in accordance with Chabad Lubavitch’s theory of how the original menorah in the Mishkan (Tabernacle) may have looked. Its sleek branches are topped with small, rounded basins intended for holding oil and wicks.
In commemoration of a great miracle that occurred during the Second Temple era, Jews around the world light an eight-branched candelabra, called a menorah or hanukkiyah. There is a well-known debate between ancient Jewish sages about the angle and shape of the branches of the original menorah in the Tabernacle (Mishkan) that the Jews worshiped at during their forty years of wandering the deserts between Egypt and Israel. The Maimonides proposed that the branches were diagonal, while Rashi proposed that the branches were curved. A modern rabbi from the twentieth century, Rabbi Schneerson, created a theory of his own - followers of the Hasidic sect he led until his death in the 1990s adhere to his interpretation.