After decades of wear and tear caused the iconic 770 menorah to require repair, it was fully refurbished, repaired and polished to make it look like new for Chanukah.
By Anash.org reporter
After decades of wear and tear caused the iconic 770 menorah to need repair, it was fully refurbished, repaired and polished to make it look like new for Chanukah.
The menorah, which was commissioned by a group of bochurim in 5743, was created to resemble the menorah which stood in the Beis Hamikdosh, as detailed by the Rambam in his holy handwriting.
Over the next four decades, the menorah was reassembled before each Chanukah and proudly displayed to the thousands who visit 770. At the conclusion of the yom tov, it was disassembled and stored away for the next year.
The heavy use took its toll on the menorah, and the wear and tear began to show. Some of the pieces were also slightly damaged, and required replacement.
Over the past few weeks, exactly 40 years after the menorah was first fashioned, the menorah was sent to a repair shop to give it a new life. The shop created a number of parts to replace the damaged ones, and refurbished the rest, and concluded with giving the whole menorah a new polish, making it look like new.
On Sunday, the renewed menorah was brought into the main zal of 770, where a crowd gathered to watch as R’ Shmuly Shuchat and Meir Altman assembled the many pieces to once again become the proud gold menorah, preparing it to be lit this afternoon as thousands watch.
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