The Torah tells of a special seven-branch menorah that was lit every day in the Mishka - a portable temple used by Jews on their way to the Holy Land. Over the centuries the Menorha has become an icon for Jewish culture and faith. For thousands of years, images of eight branch menorahs have been prevelent in Jewish art, architecture and culture.
The Menorah of the Temple only had seven branches.
Why eight as we see today?
The Menorah of today is not the representation of the Temple Menorah but of a special Chanukah Menorah. Chanukah celebrates the mircacle of the Temple's seven-branched Menorah burning for eight days.
The Menorah is very special to Jews at Chanukah. There is a set way of lighting the Menorah.
The Menorah brings light into the home; placed on a window cill it radiates into the street. The symbol is of spreading goodness and kindness all around; transforming the outside world and weakening the spiritual darkness that abounds.
Ice Menorah's are used at bigger family and friends gatherings, public events and those that want to really celebrate Chankah in a special way. An Ice menorha is 1m wide and 1/2m high - this is impressive and spectacular. Each day a candle can be lit in the normal way of domestic Menorahs.
Every Jewish house will have a Menorah at Chanukah. An ice Menorah is something very special, something wonderful promoting light in the coldness around.
Ordering YOUR Ice Menorah
The First day of Chanukah in 2015 is on Monday 7th December (see Jewish Festival Dates for 2015). If you wish to order an Ice Menorah for this first day, PLEASE order it BEFORE 16th November 2015. The earlier the better. We do not take a deposit, so it is not a money issue; more the ability to carve and deliver it on time. This day will be VERY, VERY busy for Menorah deliveries around the country. The earlier you place your order the better we can guarantee your Menorah.
No. of Ice Blocks - ONE
Item - Ice Sculpture or Vodka Luge
Format - Landscape
Height - 1/2m x 1m wide
Text - No
Delivery to venue - Yes
Complete set-up of sculpture at venue - Yes
Lighting included - Yes
Lighting set-up created for you at venue - Yes
Drain Tray - Yes
12-point Check Assessment - Yes