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Also referred to as Hanukkiahs or Hanukkah menorahs, Hanukkah lamps are nine-arm candelabrums used during Hanukkah. Eight candles are lit during the holiday, with a ninth candle (shamash) to light the candles each night. These differ from the seven-arm menorahs used in the ancient Temple or symbolically.

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Hanukkah Lamp, Leo Baeck Institute, 2017.02.