Our Favorite Israel Museum Replicas for Hanukkah
One of the most incredible gift categories in our Israel Museum collection is the range of historical Judaica replicas made by the Museum. These stunning reproductions and adaptations are based on Judaica artifacts from Jewish communities around the world and throughout history, spanning the many places and eras of Jewish heritage. They are masterfully crafted and fully functional, which means you can bring a special meaning and historical connection to your own Jewish rituals at home!
The Israel Museum has a particularly beautiful collection of historical Hanukkah menorahs, and replicas of these as well as other Judaica items are a truly special and wonderful way of celebrating Jewish heritage this Hanukkah season! See our list of the most stunning menorahs, dreidels, and other Judaica Hanukkah gifts to learn more about how to bring a unique historical connection to your holiday celebrations or as a one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one.
Every historical replica comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Israel Museum and a description of its historical background in English and Hebrew. In addition, all Hanukkah menorahs come with a blessings booklet to help you celebrate the holiday.
One or our most popular pieces is this elegant polished brass branched menorah, replicating a classic Central European design from the 20th century with curved branches to invoke the ancient Temple menorah and a Star of David on top in nod to modern Zionism. Honor your heritage this holiday season with this timeless piece of Judaica! You can also add a special Israeli connection with one of our several options of handmade candles from the mystical northern Israeli city of Safed.
This stunning brass Hanukkah menorah is a replica of a unique piece hailing from 18th-century Poland. It boasts an intricate nature motif and shabbat candlesticks added on each side - a distinctive feature of Polish Hanukkah menorahs of the time. The eight oil holders for each night of Hanukkah are shaped like small oil jugs, reminiscent of ancient oil lamps, and are best used by pouring in oil and adding a wick.
The Israel Museum's unique glass and brass Hanukkah menorah is an adaptation of an ancient menorah discovered in a 6th-century synagogue in Ein Gedi in Israel. A truly special combination of ancient history and modern artistry! You'll think of the Land of Israel every time you use it, and you can even add beautiful Israeli-made handcrafted candles to light it up.
Take home a fun and whimsical piece of Judaica with a historical connection, with this "little chairs" menorah replica based on a design from 19th-20th century Poland. Crafted from brass and available in your choice of gold or silver plating, this menorah is composed of nine individual candle holders set within miniature chairs, with the shamash slightly taller than the others, each of which is inscribed with the Hebrew words "Ner Hanukkah" (Hanukkah candle). Add one of our handmade candle options from the Israeli artisans at Safed Candles, and you'll love lighting this one-of-a-kind Hanukkah menorah for years to come!
Another unique design from Polish-Jewish history is this polished brass replica of an early 20th century children's Hanukkah menorah. The Star of David in front of the shamash holder on top shows the new, passionate Zionism that was sweeping through Europe at the time, while the swirled back motif is based on 1400s Sicilian designs. It will make a wonderful and historical addition to your Hanukkah rituals, with a timeless nod to both Zionism and the Land of Israel as well as the rich European Jewish history. And, its classy brass candleholders fit our beautiful, handcrafted Safed candles.
This traditional brass dreidel is a reproduction of one created by the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem in the early 20th century. It was made especially for Jews in the diaspora, featuring the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, shin for the phrase Nes Gadol Haya Sham – "A Great Miracle Happened There," harkening back to the Land of Israel. Add this classic and historical piece of Judaica straight from Jerusalem to your Hanukkah celebrations!
Add a unique touch to your family's holiday celebrations with this vibrantly colored Hanukkah menorah, based on a 19th-century design from Morocco. The piece is made of brass and intricately adorned with floral and Star of David cut-out designs, along with two ornamental birds and the Hebrew words besiman tov - "with a good sign." It comes with 9 cups that can be filled with oil and is available in a range of seven different rich colors. A festive and colorful way to celebrate the Festival of Lights, that your whole family will be excited about!
This luxurious brass Hanukkah menorah is another 18th-century Polish replica, with intricate detailing featuring two lions and a crown on top, and shabbat candlesticks on the sides. The front row of eight oil cups is set atop a decorative platform, and the entire menorah sits on four solid brass feet. A regal example of fine Judaica, the Israel Museum has presented this menorah to world dignitaries such as Prince Charles of England, and it will make a beautiful addition to your own Hanukkah observance.
This special brass hamsa wall hanging makes a beautiful Hanukkah gift that will be treasured year-round. Based on an ornament from a 19th-century Jerusalem synagogue lamp, it incorporates bird and Star of David imagery, along with the Hebrew letter Heh symbolizing the Divine Name - all set inside a traditional hamsa hand design, the symbol associated with luck and protection. Hailing straight from Jerusalem, this gift will bring spiritual meaning and a deep connection to Jewish history to the lucky recipient!
These elegant brass shabbat candlesticks, based on a traditional 19th-century design from Eastern Europe, are a timeless piece of Judaica for Hanukkah and every other shabbat and holiday year-round. Add a special meaning to your shabbat rituals with this special piece of Jewish history and continuity! They also make a beautiful gift for a loved one for Hanukkah or any other special occasion.
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