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Making Mirror Menorahs

Making Mirror Menorahs

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The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer... it must be almost Chanukah! With so much darkness, it's perfect timing for a holiday that celebrates light.

Our job is to "Light up the night!" When we light the Menorah, it reminds us of our job to "Light up the night!" As Jews, we have to be 'lamplighters' and counter the darkness and negativity in the world with the light of good deeds. Just like we add another candle each night of Chanukah, we have to constantly add in our good deeds.

How are you a better person today than you were yesterday? How are you a better Jew?

When we light a candle in a dark room, that tiny flame lights up the whole room. The same is true with any positive action. No matter how small your action seems, it can make a huge difference and light up someone else's whole day.

What can you do to light up someone's day?


Mirrored Menorah

Materials:

  • 3x12 inch mirror (or two 3x6 inch mirrors)
  • 20 flat decorative stones
  • Hot glue gun
  • 9 3/8 inch hex nuts

Directions:

1. Plug in the hot glue gun and wait for it to warm up. It's very hot—do not let children use the hot glue gun unsupervised.
2. If you're using 2 mirrors for the base, glue them together.
3. Glue 9 stones, evenly spaced, in a straight line, to the mirror.
4. Glue a second stone on top of each of the stones.
5. Glue two more stones to the middle stone. This will be your Shamash.
6. Glue a nut on top of each stack of stones.
7. Let dry, and insert regular-sized Chanukah candles into each nut when you're ready to light it!

Leah Larson, age 18, of Sharon, MA, is the founder of YALDAH Media, Inc., and publisher of YALDAH Magazine, a magazine 'for Jewish girls, by Jewish girls' which she started at age twelve. YALDAH's newest branch, YM Books, released its first book, The Yaldah Year,which Leah co-authored, in October 2009.
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Anonymous Augusta, Georgia December 15, 2011

Making Mirror Menorahs Hello Leah and Chavie!!! I love this site and all of the teachings. You all are helping me so much!!! I am now walking in the true light of G-d, and I appreciate you so much!!! I am finally learning what I have never been taught.

Thank you so much!!! Reply

Anonymous SOMEWHEREBOEWOVERRAIN December 27, 2009

Where to order it You can get it at www.theyaldahyear.com/ Reply

Celia K. Boston, MA November 29, 2009

Great Book This new book is published by teens Leah Larson and Chavie Resnick. All the crafts and photos are by Jewish girls as well. Makes a nice gift. Reply

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