Family Artifact Paragraph
Family Artifact Paragraph

My family artifact is a menorah. If you are Jewish, you probably know what a menorah is. If not, there is a Jewish holiday called Hanukkah. Hanukkah lasts for eight nights and every night you use one candle, the one in the middle, to light the other candles. That candle is lit every night. Every night, you light one more candle so the first night, you light one candle. The second night, you light two candles. The third night, three candles, and so on, all the way up to eight candles, nine including the one in the middle. The menorah is what holds the candles. Our menorah is made of some sort of metal, but we do not actually know what it is made of. The menorah has nine holes, one on each eight on a metal base and one on a swirl with a Jewish star, also known as the star of David, and the ninth hole on top of that. This is the hole that holds the candle you use to light the others. The menorah has three legs, one on each side in the front and one in the back directly underneath the ninth hole. We are not sure how the menorah came into our family, but we know that my great grandma brought it with her when she came to America. She was originally from Poland. Since then it has been passed down to my grandma, my mom. Someday, hopefully it will be passed down to me.

Place(s): Poland; Brooklyn, NY


Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more