Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sixth Night of Hanukkah

This was also a fairly early purchase. It's big and heavy, twelve inches long and seven inches tall at its highest point and feels like it's carved of stone. It's "Jerusalem":


I have it displayed on the bottom shelf of my hall tree, but it would also make a good door stop.

5 Comments:

At Sun Dec 09, 05:51:00 PM, Blogger The Tundra PA said...

Hey #1 Dino! I'm playing a little catch-up here, so getting to see all of these--so far--at once. Wow! What an amazing collection. I had no idea that menorahs (what was that pleural, menorat?) came in so many different styles. I guess the only ones I've ever seen would have to be called "traditional". Can you explain why the candles are always in a line, and never in a circle, or a "V", or some other shape? Just wonderin'...

and a happy, happy Hanukah to you and the fam...

 
At Sun Dec 09, 06:46:00 PM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

Hey TPA; welcome back. Glad to see you haven't forgotten us "little people" now that you're on your way to TV fame and fortune. [grin]

The reason the candles are all in a line is that by coincidence, all the ones I've chosen to post happen to be that way. I have 2 others that are in several pieces, so you can arrange them any way you want. Another is made of a slab of clay bent in a semi-circle; ie, it doesn't matter.

OTOH, a realistic concern is being able to light the candles without burning your hand. To light the Hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah) one first lights the Shammas (the higher one) and then uses that candle to light the others. After that, you have to get the shammas back into its holder. It's no big deal for the first few nights, but when the whole thing is ablaze, it's safer to be able to shove the shammas back in if its place is off to one side.

 
At Sun Dec 09, 09:10:00 PM, Blogger jmb said...

We are certainly getting an education here with these because, I have known only the traditional ones before.
The shoes one is fantastic, very whimsical.

 
At Mon Dec 10, 02:42:00 AM, Anonymous Emmy said...

This is gorgeous! Don't use it as a doorstop! hehe. I'm so glad you are doing this. I wish the holiday would last longer!

 
At Mon Dec 10, 12:47:00 PM, Blogger Ladyk73 said...

very pretty

 

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