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muh naw ruh

  • n  (Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation
  • n  (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival

  • The base on the new menorah was too big.
  • Orthodox Jews prepare to light a menorah in front of the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Then they tossed a cinder block through a Jewish child's window, which was signified by a menorah.
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  • President Bush in Washington Post
    They came to America because our nation is a beacon of freedom,Bush said. "And they see a day of hope on the horizon when people all across the world will worship in freedom. The forces of intolerance can suppress the menorah, but they can...
  • Judea Pearl in Reuters
    To think that this Menorah which has traveled from Poland to Bnai-Brak would one day be glowing in the White House is simply beyond my wildest imagination,said Professor Judea Pearl, Daniel's father and President of the Daniel Pearl...
  • Tony Avella in
    Right now, the law calls for a menorah, star and crescent, and Christmas tree but specifically prohibits a nativity scene,Avella noted. "A menorah and a star and crescent are religious symbols. A Christmas tree is not."

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