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Rabbit menorah - Lethargic Man (anag.)

Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2017-01-01 13:44
Subject: Rabbit menorah
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Tags:adventures with the rabbit
Today is the last day of Chanukah; the rabbits have been lighting their menorah every day and uploading each photo to Facebook. Here at the end is the complete collection crossposted to DW and LJ: First candle:

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Second candle:

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Third candle:

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Fourth candle:

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Fifth candle:

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By the sixth candle, the other rabbits had got curious now about all the candles and come to investigate:

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Can you work out who the small black rabbit (made from lava from Mt Etna) is here? aviva_m denies it, but how many rabbits are there with the glimmer of starlight in their ears?

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Eighth and final candle:

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It's always sad to see Chanukah end, but at least I'm not going to have to do any more grubbing around on the rug looking for dropped ball bearings for the next year. (The rabbits response is similar to this one.) —Originally posted on Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please comment there using OpenID or a DreamWidth account (which you no longer need an invite code to create). Though I am leaving comments enabled on LiveJournal for a bit, please don't comment here if you can do so there instead.
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Catharsis
User: miss_whiplash
Date: 2017-01-04 07:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You are obviously not counting the first candle, but why?
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Lethargic Man (anag.): serious
User: lethargic_man
Date: 2017-01-04 08:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:serious
The eight candles on the side branches represent the eight days that the single day's worth of oil not rendered impure burned in the menorah in the Temple after the Maccabees recaptured the Temple from the Seleucids before they were able to get more oil made. (Only the first drop or two of oil from an olive is considered pure enough for Temple use; that's why it took so long to get more made.)

The central branch is called the shamash; it's used for lighting the other ones, and is at a different level so you don't confuse it with them. You're also supposed not to use the other candles for anything, so if you don't have any other sources of light (which might be the case in pre-modern times), the shamash allows you to say you're seeing by its light and not that of the other candles.
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