chanukia, chanukiyah, hanukiah, hanukia
- Nine-branched menorah / candelabrum used on Chanukah
- On the first night of Chanukah, you put one candle on the right side of your Chanukiah
Languages of Origin
Modern Hebrew, Ladino
Modern Hebrew חנוכייה, originally from Ladino hanukía
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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