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Silver MenorahMenorah Candles

Menorah candles that are popular in the US lately are blue and white hand dipped candles. There are 44 candles in a set and they must burn down naturally, not be blown out. It is your taste in candles. Multicolored sets have red, orange, blue, yellow, and white in them.
There's no tradition regarding the color of the candles; so any color is okay, including plaid and infra-red! And the color order is up to you.

I recommend "dripless" candles that make less of a mess on your table and don't ruin your menorah. Even the dripless candles sometimes drip and it can be a messy business. I recommend putting aluminum foil underneath your menorah while it is lit, and be very careful as they are being lit - I suggest lighting together WITH your child if he or she is young. Never place your menorah near a curtain and make sure the table  is stable.http://images.addoway.com.s3.amazonaws.com/items/35523/2847925/35523_2_203b7b.jpg

In Biblical times light was usually provided by oil lamps (or menorahs, a Hebrew word translated “lampstands”, “lamps”, or, less accurately, “candlesticks”). Often made of clay, brass, silver, or gold, these simple “lamps” slowly burned oil – typically olive oil. This explains verses such as Exodus 27:20 (“…order the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pounded olives for the light, to keep a lamp burning continually”); Exodus 35:14 (“…the menorah for the light, … and the oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense…”); and Exodus 35:28 (“…oil for the light, and for the anointing oil…”).