Do the words “Ner”, “Menorah” mean that Shabbat or Chanuccah candles must be not wax-candles but oil-lamps?

Answer:

No. A “ner” refers to the “candle,” which in the original sense means the vessel that holds the oil and into which the wick is placed, but which today will also mean the wax candle into which the wick is inserted.

The word “menora” is not generally used with regard to the Chanukah or Shabbos candles, and the word is rather the general “ner.”

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