Menorah

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
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My family’s treasure is our Menorah. A menorah is an object used to celebrate the Hanukkah tradition/holiday in the Jewish faith. The menorah has a space to light 8 candles, one per night to commemorate the miracle of Hanukkah. Jewish people believe that God made one nights candle oil last for 8 nights and so we light the lights on the menorah one time per year during this holiday and show that we remember.  Our menorah was my Great Grandmothers. Her name was Fay. Her mother, Ana, brought it to New York City from Minsk, Belarus in 1900 and my family has been using it ever since.  It is important to me because I am the 4th generation New Yorker who lights it’s candles every year on Hanukkah. My mother, my grandmother and my great grandmother all lit this menorah as children. I also think about my Great Grandmother because everyone in my family says I look just like her. I have pictures of my family and her all over my house. My grandma says I I even sit like her at the dining table - halfway off the chair! 

Place(s): Israel

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Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant