Welcome to the 8th night of Chanukah. The above picture includes a very special second menorah (candelabra on the right) that we light on the last night. We posted the story last year but would like to repeat it since it has profound meaning to us:
A Special Chanukah Menorah
In 1975 our family was stationed with the US Army in Germany. My hubby and I were in an antique shop and came across this Chanukah menorah. Being thirty years after the war and knowing that there hadn’t been a Jewish population in that area for the three decades, made us look in amazement and curiosity about the origin of the menorah. We purchased it with the hopes of honoring and memorializing the family that may have once used it every year. Since then we have continued to light this menorah on the eighth night of Chanukah. Hopefully this will bring merit to that family and every Jewish family that through persecution and hatred are not able to light Chanukah candles. Since Chanukah commemorates a victory over such persecution, it seams very appropriate to light our menorah, especially in Israel, in memory and honor of those Jews in more recent times, even up to this day, that are not able to serve our Creator as they would like to. May the coming year see peace throughout the world.