The menorah is one of the most important symbols of Hanukkah. It is lit each night of the eight-day festival of lights to remember the miracle that took place thousands of years ago when a small flask of oil lasted for eight days. A silver menorah can be a beautiful way to honor this special holiday.
The six-year-old daughter tugged her younger sister’s arm, urging her to hurry up as the train pulled into the station. Rochel smiled as she gathered the bulky parcel, then slowly peeled away the layers of soft tissue paper. When she finally unveiled it, her family was astonished at the magnificent gift.
A dazzling example of the fine art of sterling silver Judaica, this silver menorah sits on a stepped base. The bottom of the base is smooth, topped by a slightly wider ring then a narrower segment that is etched with scrollwork design. This narrows to hold a cup-like base that holds the arms of the menorah.
Silver has long been a popular choice for menorahs because of its durability, shine and beauty. In addition, silver is hypoallergenic and won’t tarnish as easily as some other metals. It is also easy to clean, making it a good option for families with young children who may accidentally break or scratch their favorite piece of Judaica. You can find a wide range of silver menorahs at 1stDibs, from antique and vintage editions to modern and contemporary designs.