During the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, families light a nine-branched candelabrum known as a menorah. It’s a symbol of the miracle that occurred when oil burned for eight days in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. But what kind of menorah you use says a lot about you.
If you’re one of those people who just got your first real job and your own apartment, you probably bought a silver menorah at that cute little store in Israel on your Birthright-sponsored free trip. And you may have gotten it for a good price, because you’re the type of person who knows how to save money.
But you could also be the sort of person who inherited an old, clunky menorah from your parents. It’s lopsided and misshapen, and it would probably tip over and spill hot wax all over your carpet if you put another candle in it. Luckily, it still works. You just have to turn it a little to the left and right to get it to work, because you’re the kind of person who knows that this is what you should do with your Jewish heritage.
On the other hand, if you have a beautiful handmade menorah that your child made in Hebrew school, well, it’s a nice way to show off how much you love him or her. The kind of person who shows off that much love will also probably buy your kid a lot of presents and invite him or her over to play with some dreidels.
The dreidels are customary Hanukkah toys that have the initial letters of a Hebrew phrase translated as “A Great Miracle Happened Here/There.” Legend has it that during the Greek-Syrian dictatorship in ancient Israel, Jewish students smuggled in spinning tops to study Torah. Then, they’d wager with chocolate coins on which side of the dreidel would land up face-up.
A Sterling Silver Menorah is a gorgeous accent for any Jewish home. Whether you’re using it for candles or oils, this elegant candelabrum will bring a glow to your Hanukkah festivities and your home decor all year round. It’s also a great gift for milestones like a wedding or an upcoming baby shower. From intricate Yemenite silverwork to bold art decor, 1stDibs offers a wide range of beautiful Silver Menorahs that will brighten your life and your home.