This project comes from Debi Traub of Simply Beautiful Eating. One of her favorite holidays, Hanukkah, is the eight-day Jewish holiday often called the Festival of Lights. At the heart of the festival is the nightly ritual of menorah lighting. The menorah holds nine flames, one of which is referred to as the "shamash." "The shamash is a very important because it is used to kindle the other eight lights," Traub says. The festival of Hanukkah is observed in Jewish homes by the kindling of lights on each night of the holiday—one on the first night, two on the second, and so on until there are eight complete nights. I absolutely love the eighth night because it feels so festive when the menorah is fully lit."
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