“Arkady was the only Jew I ever shared a cell with in the gulag. We celebrated Hanukah together in Chistopol prison in 1980, lighting pieces of wax paper we had stashed away for months and hoping they would last long enough for us to say the prayers over them.”

Natan Sharansky, on Chanukah in prison, Siberia

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a time of joy and celebration during the darkest part of the year. Every winter we celebrate the miracle of the Maccabees and marvel at the small amount of oil that somehow burned for eight long days. In daily recognition of this miracle, each night we light an additional candle, lit by the shamus, the helper candle. As we approach the final night of the holiday, the Menorah is aglow with the light of the eight candles, and the loyal shamus stands proudly aside reviewing its work.

The Chanukah Chair Menorah
by Richard Wessner
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Abraham’s Tree Menorah
by Rebecca Nightingale
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