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Why do Minorah's have 7-8 or 9 braches or oil holders ?

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For the large menorah that was kept in the temple, it was 7 for the 7 days of the week. On our chanukkias that we use today, it is 8 for the 8 days the oil burned plus one in extra one to light the rest.

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Thats nice and simple. Thanks
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1; 7 Seven days of the week. 1 in the middle Sabbath 3 on each side (7 branches)
2; 8 There was a time in Jewish history something was enough to last (burn) for seven days but as a necessity it lasted for 8 days. (8 branches)
3; 9 believable by the power of God the eight day thing occurred (8 days plus 1 God)

Just trying:).

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