Not-Your-Bubbe's Menorahs for the Modern Mensch

No matter how you spell it, retell it, or celebrate it, Hanukkah is always full of lights. We're dedicating this product round up to nine awesome menorahs that you sure won't find in your grandparents' collection. 

By Elysa Hill
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Ceramic Elephant Menorah

Trust Jonathan Adler to put the cutest spin on the traditional menorah. His Ceramic Elephant is made of high-fired stoneware with a matte white glaze, perfect to get you fired up for the Festival of Lights. Jonathan Adler, $128

 

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Architectonic Menorah

Designer and architect Richard Meier crafted each candleholder as an abstract representation of different architectural styles from significant eras in Jewish history, a reminder of the common past that the Jewish people share. The Jewish Museum, $1,195.

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March Brass Menorah

Home goods shop March has released a modern menorah exclusive to the San Francisco store. Each set includes nine individual candle holders (they come apart for easy cleaning) and a tray. Available in brass or in patinated steel, this big-ticket Hanukkah mainstay is one to keep around for many years to come. March, $2,500

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Keyboard Menorah

For those who have trouble prying themselves away from their keyboard long enough to say the blessings, this one’s for you. Set includes nine individual ceramic keys that spell out "Hanukkah" and can be arranged as you please. Neato Shop, $12

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Haifa, The Eagle Has Landed

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no  - it’s a spaceship menorah hand carved from a block of cherry wood. “Rough landing” steel legs give the impression that a new species of tradition has been born. Etsy shop ADrauglis, $140

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Building Block Menorah

Use this uber-cute menorah as a way to build upon your family’s traditions. Comes with 40 blocks so kids – and kids at heart - can mix and match and stack all night long. Traditions Jewish Gifts, $25

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Deluxe LED Menorah Kit

If you tend to put off de-waxing your menorah once every 40 years, here’s a solution that will cause much less griping. This LED menorah turns on at a touch of a button; just press it again and again to light up the desired numbered of nights. Evil Mad Scientist, $15

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Recycled Bicycle Chain Menorah

As residents of a bike-friendly city, we are totally pumped about this menorah crafted from a recycled bicycle chain. This one might get a little bit rusty, just like your 7th grade Hebrew. Modern Tribe, $29 

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Emergency Moustache Menorah

This pocket-sized (or should we say moustache-sized) menorah uses matchsticks for candles - perfect for the traveling observer. Etsy shop Mr. Moustache Man.

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