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Old 06-17-2009, 03:25   #33
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Originally Posted by Lotak View Post
The 7 branched one represents the (as the Western world says it) Candelabra in the Temple.

The 9 branched one represents the miracle of the 8 days (the one in the middle is there for a different reason) that the 7 branched one stayed lit, despite only having 1 day's worth of oil. That's the Channukah story. We light an extra candle every day for 8 days to signify the miracle.

If you are VAGUELY interested, here is a simplified version of the event.

http://judaism.about.com/od/chanukah...ukkahstory.htm

The miracle that we commemorate is described in the bottom paragraph.
i read it and was mildly interested o.O 3yrs of fighting, effffff thttttt

thnx for teh explainging of teh jews
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