Hannukah, the Jewish festival of lights, takes place at this time of year and lasts 8 nights. Each night for eight nights, a candle is lit on the menorah, until, on the final night – which is tonight – all the candles are lit. If you are not familiar with the custom of lighting the menorah, there are eight candles, four on either side of a ninth candle, usually raised above the others. This candle is called the “shamas” and is used to light the other candles. So each candle represents time in the sense that the eight days of Hanukkah are “counted” by lighting the menorah candles.
I took this photo on Dec. 5, the fourth day of Hanukkah this year, of a menorah at Lutheran General Hospital Parkside Center, where I went for an appointment that day with my cardiologist.
This post is for Becky’s month of squares with the theme of Time.