As a Jew, I can attest to the lack of cool judaica out there. Yet, each year, I see a few great menorahs that feel of-the-moment and intentional in their design. (I am still looking for a legit cute shabbos set with kiddush cup — if you've ever seen a good set, HMU.) Here are the menorahs I'm digging for Hanukkah 2020. Let's take a look.
CB2's architectural menorah feels like a real mix of elements: midcentury, modern, even bauhaus. I'm loving the simple and angular construction.
If you loooove ceramics (who doesn't?) then this handmade menorah by Rachael Pots is sure to fit your aesthetic. And, when the Festival of Lights is over, you could use each vessel as a bud vase.
Newcomer Via Maris has answered my "cool judaica" prayers with menorahs and mezuzahs that feel fit for a millennial (but they're not too millennial, if that makes sense). Crazy-obsessed with this menorah which also comes in terra cotta, off-black, and mustard hues. But I think my favorite is "cloud," pictured above.
On a budget? Try West Elm's block-style glass menorah.
This clever Via Maris design includes a top that pops off to reveal a compartment for your Hanukkah candles.
Another great piece you can repurpose all year round. In fact, take out two of the marble bases to use for your shabbat candles.
This handmade iron menorah is my second-favorite of the bunch. I just love how it feels like a combo of old world and modern design.
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