Hanukkah Part 3

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The most important thing about Hanukkah is the hanukkiah.  The hanukkiah (Hanukkan Menora) is a nine armed lamp used to count the days of Hanukkah. When you are lightning your hanukkiah, you place a new candle in every night going right to left except for the middle one (the shamash.  The Shamash is there for every night and is the only one that would be lit with a match or a lighter or any kind of fire starter. After the shamash is lit, you use it to light the other ones going from right to left then you put the shamash back and open presents.