A Menorah is the central symbol of Hanukkah, a holiday celebrating the miracle of oil that burned for eight days in the temple. But there’s more to a menorah than the number of candles it holds — and a well-made silver one will reflect the light of your flames, whether you use them for Hanukkah or not.
In fact, there are many different ways to celebrate Hanukkah, and the type of menorah you choose says a lot about you. For example, maybe you bought that cute menorah in Israel during your Birthright trip because you wanted to be more religious. Or maybe you picked up that one your kids made in Hebrew school, and while it’s a little lopsided and the color’s off, it’s the only menorah you have, and it shows your dedication to Hanukkah and your children.
If you’re a modern Jewish family that prefers to use electric lights, a sleek contemporary design might be the way to go. These pieces often feature a base of either metal or marble that doubles as a tabletop, and they have the ability to hold either candles or oil pots. They also tend to be a bit taller than traditional designs, and they can fit in larger spaces than other styles of menorahs can.
Those who prefer to stick with tradition should consider the classics, like this sterling silver menorah. It features candleholders that are large enough for traditional tapers, and it’s designed by 3rd generation silversmith Avi Nadav. This menorah can be used for both Hanukkah and Shabbat, and it’s a beautiful piece that will keep its shine for generations to come.
When it comes to lighting your Menorah, there are a few rules that you must follow. For starters, you must light the shamash first, which is a special candle that helps to keep the other candles lit while the Hanukkah lights burn. Then, you fill the rest of the menorah with new candles each night from right to left, while using the shamash to help light them.
Regardless of which style you choose, our collection of Silver Menorahs will brighten your home this Hanukkah and for generations to come. These elegant candelabrums are the perfect addition to any Jewish home, and they can serve as beautiful Judaica gifts for important milestones like a wedding. So sit back, relax, and let your silver menorah light the way to a happy Hanukkah.