Hanukah Menorah Gift Guide
Hanukkah 2022 is coming! The eight-day Festival of Lights will start at sundown on Sunday, December 18. The most central Hanukkah ritual is the lighting of the menorah, and in turn, the menorah has become an essential and beloved piece of Judaica in Jewish homes all over the world, often decoratively displayed the rest of the year as well.
For more details on where the menorah comes from and the rituals of lighting one, check out our Hanukkah menorah 101 blog post!
Our store has over 200 Israeli-made Hanukkah menorahs, and to help you choose the right one for you, we've put together the below guide on everything you need to know and consider before buying one, including a breakdown of all the different styles.
You can never go wrong with a classy, traditional Hanukkah menorah! Traditional menorahs often have curved branches atop a tall base with the shamash in the middle, or a rectangular line of candleholders set into a low base with the shamash candle raised either in the middle or to the side. Connect with your Jewish heritage through a traditional Hanukkah menorah, and have a timeless piece of Judaica to adorn your home!
If your taste is more contemporary, one of our trendy, modern Hanukkah menorahs is sure to appeal to your fashion-forward style! These exciting and cutting-edge designs are perfect for anyone who loves a bold look, and will stand out beautifully in your home while you carry on ancient Jewish tradition in a modern flavor.
Hanukkah menorahs from the Israel Museum are a particularly special way of celebrating Jewish heritage - they bridge the past with the present by replicating genuine historic artifacts from Jewish communities around the world, in the form of functional holiday menorahs that you can use in your own home! Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Israel Museum and a description of its historical background in both English and Hebrew. Part of the proceeds from your purchase goes to funding the Museum, so you'll be supporting a world-renowned institution dedicated to preserving Jewish and Israeli culture and history!
❤︎ We love this polished brass replica Hanukkah menorah, in a 20th-century design from Central Europe with traditional curved branches and a Star of David on top, and this vibrantly colored adaptation of a traditional Moroccan Hanukkah menorah from the 19th century.
While all of our products are made by Israeli artists and craftsmen, our designer Hanukkah menorahs are particularly luxurious and offer a high-end, unique way of celebrating your Hanukkah 2022 with the latest in contemporary Israeli style. Add one of these stunning pieces to your family Judaica collection, and connect with the Land of Israel through one of its renowned artists!
❤︎ We love this intricate klezmer-themed silver filigree Hanukkah menorah, handcrafted by Yemenite-Israeli designer Shoham Simchi, and this uniquely chic anodized aluminum menorah based on the Hebrew word "Hanukkah," designed by renowned studio Agayof.
If you find yourself on the go during Hanukkah - or are looking for a compact option for a dorm room or small apartment - you need a travel-sized menorah! Luckily Israeli artists are here to supply your every need with adorable and fully functional Hanukkah menorah options that don't compromise on style, while being conveniently portable enough to light anywhere.
In many homes, children help kindle the family menorah or even have their own individual one to light, and this beautiful tradition helps the younger generation connect to their Jewish heritage and foster a sense of Jewish pride. A great way to make this an even more engaging experience for the little ones is through a fun kids' Hanukkah menorah made in a special child-friendly design!
Don't forget to get the appropriate candles or oil so you can light your Hanukkah menorah! Check out our beautiful variety of pre-filled oil cups and wax candles from Israel in sets that’ll last all 8 nights. Whether you prefer oil per our ancient tradition, harkening back to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem; classic white candles like the kind used by Jews for generations; or multicolored candles that can be arranged into colorful patterns - we have something for everyone!
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