Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday known as the festival of lights. The symbol of that important event in the Jewish calendar is the hanukkiah, the eight-branched candlabrum, or menorah. As in many other traditions, Hanukkah celebrates the optimistic hope of the return of light in the darkest part of winter. Over the centuries, the hanukkiah has been created with artistry, passion, hope, and humor. A hanukkiah is a beautiful, beloved object, somewhere between sacred and secular, in the Jewish home, synagogue, and public space. 60 glowing, full-color photographs and accompanying text explore the range of the hanukkiah's art and craft as well as the history and culture of Hanukkah.