Brass Menorah Vintage Handmade


Brass Menorah vintage handmade early 20th made in Poland.

Brass Menorah vintage handmade hanging menorah from Poland early 20th century. They used a solitaire candle as the Shamash ( servant in Hebrew). It is an item that belonged to a private family collection.

Dimension diameter 23 cm X 48 cm approximately.

The word Menorah means in Hebrew a stand lamp or lightning.

In the holy bible G-D commanded Moses to create a Menorah with seven branches to be lit seven days of the week. Precise details were given of how it has to be , pure cast gold, with rings and flower designs. The Menorah was at the temple sanctuary. The Cohen Gadol (great priest) was due to lit it every week, and the pure virgin olive oil was sufficient for the entire week.

No one was allowed to enter the sanctuary except the Cohanim (the priests) descendants of Aharon. The Romans conquered the Holyland and entered the sanctuary , by doing that , they  desecrated the pure oil for the Menorah. After the Hashmonay family fought back the Romans and freed the country from their hold, the entered the Jerusalem temple and found only one pure oil jar. The miracle was that the oil was sufficient for eight days of joyful ceremonies. From then and on , every Jew all over the world celebrates Hanuka by lighting the Menorah eight days. That was the start of using Hanukah Menorah or as it is called in modern Hebrew Hanukia. The Hanukah Menorah consists of eight branches and a ninth one as a servant to light with the other daily candles.

During the two past millenniums ,craftsmen designed and created different styles of  Hanukah Menorah silver Jerusalem stone brass ceramic and fused glass. Some created monumental ones from Jerusalem stones, other honored the religious article by creating a silver or gold menorahs. The less exorbitant made them from copper, tin , brass and ceramic.


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