This “homespun Hanukkah garland tutorial” is on Joann.com. This is adorable to display during Hanukkah and they have a pictorial tutorial downloadable pattern and instructional PDF file. About: The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah or Hanukkah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical Menorah consists of eight branches with an additional raised branch. The extra light is called a Shamash (Hebrew “attendant”) and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the Shamash is to have a light available for practical use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves for purposes other than publicizing and meditating on the Hanukkah is forbidden.
By Linda Lanese