On the Eight Days of Hannukah….

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Over the years we’ve acquired a small collection of menorahs (properly called a hannukiah)¬†over the years: family heirlooms, gifts, and a couple we’ve bought. It’s become a family tradition to use a different one every night for the eight nights of the festival.

First Night of Chanukah - one of my mothers's 'ancient' oil-lit menorahs. Using candles, instead of oil.
First Night of Hannukah – one of my mother’s ‘ancient’ oil-lit menorahs. Using candles, instead of oil.
Second Night of Chanukah - my late parents' menorah
Second Night of Hannukah – my late parents’ menorah
Third Night of Chanukah - the 'Irish' menorah
Third Night of Hannukah – the ‘Irish’ menorah

There’s a story behind our ‘Irish’ menorah: http://wp.me/p47zDC-2y

Fourth Night of Chanukah - afloat on our boat
Fourth Night of Hannukah – afloat on our boat
Fifth Night of Chanukah - miniature menorahs given to our kids when they were also miniatures
Fifth Night of Hannukah – miniature menorahs given to our kids when they were also miniatures

For Day 6, we couldn’t decide which menorah to light…so we lit both of them.

This belonged to Jo's great-grandmother, and went from England to Canada and is now back again.
This belonged to Jo’s great-grandmother, and went from England to Canada and is now back again.
This was given to our son on his barmitzvah.
This was given to our son on his barmitzvah.
This menorah was a wedding present.
Seventh night of Hannukah. This menorah was a wedding present.
The eighth and last night.  Our last menorah for this year, but not our last. Still a few we haven't used. But there's always next year!
The eighth and last night. Our last menorah for this year, but not our last. Still a few we haven’t used. But there’s always next year!
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