Oils, wicks, and vessels mentioned in the Mishna
and the Talmud, are actually yours to view and touch this Chanukah at Neot
Visitors will be
able to compare the different oils used for lamp lighting, such as walnut,
sesame, fish, castor, radish seed, and of course the favorite olive oil (considered
the best oil for lamp lighting) and learn how different wicks are prepared
from such materials as un-carded flax, dried algae, and fibers from pine
and willow trees.
There will also be
activities in the large, rainproof “Abraham’s Tent” including candle making,
crafting mosaic Hannuka menoras, and storytelling.