chanukah menorah


If you see someone refer to the chanukah candelabra as a menorah, never, NEVER correct them to tell them it is called a chanukkiah. The traditional word is menorah. In the talmud it is called a menorah. In the jewish code of law it is called a Chanukah Menorah. The word chanukkiah was invented around 70-80 years ago by people who wanted to distance themselves as much as possible from traditional judaism and alienate people who wanted to stay closer. Please spread this so that people know. Thanks.