Definition of Menorah

1. Noun. (Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation.

Generic synonyms: Candelabra, Candelabrum
Category relationships: Judaism

2. Noun. (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival.
Generic synonyms: Candelabra, Candelabrum
Category relationships: Judaism

Definition of Menorah

1. Noun. (Judaism) A holy candelabrum with seven branches used in the Temple of Jerusalem. ¹

2. Noun. (Judaism) A candelabrum with nine branches used in Jewish worship on Hanukkah. ¹

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Definition of Menorah

1. a candleholder used in Jewish worship [n -S]

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Literary usage of Menorah

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1. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1914)
"North Carolina: Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina menorah Society. ... University of Pennsylvania menorah Society ; Pittsburgh. ..."

2. Jewish Education in New York City by Alexander Mordecai Dushkin (1918)
"INTERCOLLEGIATE menorah ASSOCIATION For a special class of young men and women, ... The Intercollegiate menorah Association, of which Mr. Henry ..."

3. The Standard Book of Jewish Verse by Joseph Friedlander, George Alexander Kohut (1917)
"And so I relit my menorah, By its light my own God I extol; And by the dim flaming menorah I seek to discover my soul. Its oil is a life-giving fountain, ..."

4. The Jewish Communal Register of New York City, 1917-1918 by Jewish Community of New York City, Samuel Margoshes (1918)
"In October, 1906, the first of the menorah societies was organized In Harvard ... In the eleven years that have elapsed, the menorah Idea took hold of the ..."

5. The Best Short Stories of ... and the Yearbook of the American Short Story edited by Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1917)
"THE menorah' BY BENJAMIN ROSENBLATT From The Bellman IT was a secluded little town in Russia, a town within the Pale — unpretentious, undignified. ..."

6. A Hebrew Anthology: A Collection of Poems and Dramas Inspired by the Old by George Alexander Kohut (1913)
"... THE HOLY FLAME, "menorah.' THOU, sacred flame, so mellow and subdued, Burning with tremulous, flickering beam In the holy place, before the ALL SUPREME, ..."

7. Return to the Fountainhead of the Faith: Explore World Ideologies, Church by Shelley Wood Gauld (2007)
"Revelation and the menorah Make a lamp stand of pure gold and hammer it out, base and shaft; its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms shall be of one piece ..."

8. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume II of II by Yoel Natan (2006)
"menorah and "crescent finial on dome" coin. Stephen Album wrote: Turned upside-down, ... Josephus and Philo relate that the lamps atop the menorah in the ..."

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