The Menorah, the candelabra that glowed at the Temple for eight nights during Hanukkah, is perhaps Judaism’s most iconic symbol. It’s also the symbol of the modern state of Israel, appearing on coins and on all official documents. But a Menorah is more than just an object that glows with the light of candles or oil; it’s a family heirloom, and a way for Jews to keep their culture alive in the modern world.
At 1stDibs, we offer a selection of silver menorahs in a wide variety of styles and designs, from antique-looking pieces that can be displayed with pride to modern editions that are perfect for everyday use. You’ll even find a few that are suitable for engraving. The beauty of silver is a great addition to any home, and these Judaica Menorahs will make a stunning gift for Hanukkah or another special occasion.
So you finally got your own apartment away from mom and dad, landed a good job, and now live by yourself. But you still have the kid’s Hanukkah menorah that they gave you when you were seven. And it’s a bit lopsided and would probably topple over and spill hot wax all over your carpet if you ever tried to add one more candle.
It’s time to upgrade to an adult-appropriate Menorah that reflects your status as a fully functioning member of society. But what kind? You could go for a sleek modern design made of metal, glass, or wood; an intricately detailed Yemenite silver menorah; or a piece inspired by the famous sculptural work by Yisrael Ettinger called “The Lion.”
There are strict rules when it comes to lighting your Menorah. It must be filled with nine candles, representing the days of Hanukkah, plus a ninth, known as the shamash, which is lit first and used to light the other candles. The candles are inserted from the right, but lit from the left, to remind us of the miracle that occurred at the end of the expulsion from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional or modern silver menorah, ICOJ has the perfect choice for your needs. We carry all types of artisan-crafted Menorahs, so you can choose the one that best fits your lifestyle. So light up your life with a beautiful new Menorah. We’re sure you’ll be proud to display it in your home, or give a cherished one as a gift.