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In Amsterdam, the world's priciest menorah gets a new life


December 25, 2020

The Rintel Menorah on display at the Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

By Cnaan Liphshiz

AMSTERDAM (JTA) - For the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum, Chanukah this year entailed the stressful chore of assembling the world's most expensive menorah.

Last week, the Rintel Menorah, a 266-year-old menorah valued at over a half-million dollars, was put back on display at Amsterdam's Jewish Historical Museum following the restoration of its wooden base, which was lost during the Holocaust. Built in 1753, the menorah is a relic from the golden age of a community that was nearly annihilated by the Nazis.

The restoration entailed the installation of a 3-foot wooden bas...

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