Description: Menorah, "Temple Style"
Material: Silver plated
ABOUT THE SEVEN BRANCHED “MENORAH” (CANDELABRA)
The “menorah” that was the centerpiece of the Tabernacle in the wilderness and of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem had seven branches. Specifications and instructions for the making of the Temple menorah are recorded in Exodus 25:31-40. The golden candlestick had a bowl on the end of each branch containing pure oil for the light. Twenty-two almond blossoms decorated the whole piece which was hammered out of one talent of pure gold equivalent to 34 Kg. (75 pounds)! The Menorah was the only light that lit up the Tabernacle and the temple as there were no windows. The seven lamps filled with oil are a witness to perfect light. This fullness of light is described in the prophecy concerning the Messiah of Israel in Isaiah 11:2: "And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord."
Please note: There are many Different types of Menorahs and many different types of Candles. Unfortunately we can not carry all of them. However, there are techniques that can help you fit the two.
1. If the diameter of the candle is a bit larger then the Manorah's candle holder then you may try whittling a bit off the base of the candle so it will fit. Please keep in mind that this tip will not work if the candles are a significant amount larger than the candle holder.
2. If the candle is too small then try heating the base of the candle using a small flame from a “Lighter” or another candle and when the base begins to melt insert it to the menorahs candle holder and press lightly for a few seconds until it sticks.