The Festival of Lights is celebrated in the Jewish faith every year at Hanukkah. Every night for eight nights, while someone recites the Hanukkah blessing, a candle is lit on the menorah. The menorah is the candelabra that symbolizes the story of Hanukkah. The menorah holds eight candles placed on the same level, and one candle, called the shammash, that sits higher or lower than the rest. The shammash is used to light the other candles on each successive night. On the eighth night, all nine candles of the menorah burn brightly.

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The Festival of Lights is celebrated in the Jewish faith every year at Hanukkah. Every night for eight nights, while someone recites the Hanukkah blessing, a candle is lit on the menorah. The menorah is the candelabra that symbolizes the story of Hanukkah. The menorah holds eight candles placed on the same level, and one candle, called the shammash, that sits higher or lower than the rest. The shammash is used to light the other candles on each successive night. On the eighth night, all nine candles of the menorah burn brightly.

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