There is an endless variety of contemporary menorahs available these days, in shops and online.
With Chanukah 2015 rapidly approaching, I decided to revisit and update Mad for Mod's 2014 posting about this design phenomenon.
Skyline menorah, designed by Jonathan Adler
This now-classic piece of Judaica is included
in several prestigious design museum collections.
You don't have to be Jewish to love these designs!
This menorah can be configured any way you like,
and the candle holders can be used individually
throughout the year.
City Lights glass menorah
Stanley Saitowitz architectural menorah
Beaded traditional menorah by Jillery
This menorah matches my Sabbath candlesticks and wine goblet.
A must have!
Shoshi Art Glass of Israel
Water blossom menorah
According to Jewish lore, the ancient temple menorah was made of golden almond-blossom-shaped cups.
This modern take on that design inspiration sets a ring of almond blossoms in a shallow pool of water.
The pool reflects the candlelight, and also provides a safe way for the candles to sizzle out as they burn down.
Lotus menorah by Michael Aram
Available from ModernTribe.com
and just for fun ...
the Elephant Menorah!
Chanukah begins at sundown on Sunday, December 6 this year,
and continues for eight days. The last candle will be lit on Sunday, December 13.
originally posted 12/20/14