The Hanukah holiday, also known as the festival of lights, celebrates the miracle that coincided with the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Greek King Antiochus’ troops defiled the Holy Temple during the 167 – 160 BCE Maccabee revolt against the Seleucid Empire. When the Maccabees entered the Holy Temple they found only one cruise of oil with which to light the menorah. They lit the oil and miraculously it burned for eight days and nights!
Jewish people traditionally light candles in a hanukiah (a menorah has 7 branches while a hanukiah holds 9 candles, specifically for the holiday of Hanukah) every night for the eight days of the Hanukah holiday. The ninth candle which is set higher or separated from the eight candles is called a shamesh, a helper candle as it is used to light the eight candles.
Many families have a tradition to have each member of their household light his or her own candles and it is lovely to see a table adorned with various hanukiot.
Emanuel has crafted an elegant modern hanukiah made from hammered metal with colored round feet and a series of maroon holders for the candles. It adds a touch of sparkle and charm to any home.
*Candles sold separately
- Do not leave burning candles unattended.
Modern Maroon Hanukiah
Yair Emanuel is a prolific artist and creator of Israel’s most recognized and loved Judaica. His creative use of colors, textures, and images from the land of Israel makes his beautiful works of art instantly recognizable.
Born on Kibbutz Sha’alvim in central Israel, Emanuel developed his artistic talent as a young man at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. While studying in Jerusalem, he fell in love with the Holy City and decided to make it his home. His studio is located in the heart of Jerusalem. The city influences many of his beautiful works of art, decorated with scenes from the Old City of Jerusalem. His other works celebrate the seven species of the land of Israel with charming depictions of wheat, barley, rye, pomegranates, grapes, olives, and figs.
Emanuel’s designs are infused with his love for Judaism, a respect for tradition blended with his joyful embrace of color and innovation. His Judaica is represented in various mediums from painted wood, textiles, and metal. Each piece that he makes is unique while recognizably ‘Emanuel.’