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14 Awesome Hanukkah Menorahs For Pet & Animal Lovers

 

A menorah is a special candelabra lit for eight nights during the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, a holiday that commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday is a joyous one, so it is not surprising that there are many that celebrate our relationship with our pets and our admiration and appreciation of wild animals as well.  Here are 14 wonderfully artistic animal menorahs for children and adults.

1. Dashing Dalmation Dog Menorah

Gorgeous tuxedo'd hand-painted metal Dashing Dalmation.

 

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2.  Dove Menorah

A symbol of peace everywhere, this exquistive Dove Menorah is handmade by Israeli-born artists s. Materials: Brass, marble, stainless steel, artist resin, Austrailian crystal, beads, and paint.  Awesome? Indeed.

 

 Dove of Peace Menorah: image via judaism.comDove of Peace Menorah: image via judaism.com

 

3.  Earthenware Hanukkah Dogs Menorah

By artist Jessica Sporn, this Earthenware Dog Menorah is so perfect for dog lovers.

 

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4. Yoga Dog Menorah

I don't really know if this candelabra was intended for yoga practice, but this beautifully colorful ceramic Yoga Dog Menorah, certainly could be used for such occasions.

 

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5.  Ketzel The Cat Menorah

Lovely hand-crafted metal menorah of Ketzel The Cat, a memorial to one the world's most famous cat composers.

 

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6.  Earthenware Hanukah Cats Menorah

Adorable cats - and even a mouse - adorn this handpainted Earthenware Cats Menorah!

 

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7.  Noah's Ark Menorah

No, they're not all here, but some really cute pairs of animals are riding the Noah's Ark Menorah.

 

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8.  Tree Of Life Menorah With Birds & Pomegranates

By artist Yair Emanuel, this beautiful laser-cut metal Tree of Life Menorah is full of colorful hand-painted birds and pomegranates, a joyous and whimsical work of art.

 

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9.  Twitter Birds Hanukkah Menorah

Artist David Gersten created this more realistic sculpture of hand painted birds on laser-cut steel - a real masterpiece: Twitter Birds Menorah.

 

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10.  Exotic Birds Travel Menorah

Another Yair Emanuel menorah, this one in brightly painted wood, the clever Exotic Birds Travel Menorah is elegantly compact.

 

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11. Cat and Fish Menorah

What a lovely whimsical metal sculpture by artists Don Gidley and Sue Parke! The Cat and Fish Menorah is sure to please adult and child alike.

 

Cat and Fish Menorah: image via artcraftonline.comCat and Fish Menorah: image via artcraftonline.com

 

12.  Stained Glass Cats Menorah

One of the most celebrated stained glass artists of Jewish artifacts and ornaments, Susan Fullenbaum created this perfect Stained Glass Cats Menorah reminiscent of cats perched on a fence.

 

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13. Cast Aluminum Deer Menorah

A very sleek, modern look brings wildlife into your home with this Cast Aluminum Deer Menorah.

 

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14.  Elephant Menorah

What an adorable set of separate hand-painted elephants attached by their trunks - the Elephant Menorah is designed by Michael Ende, handmade in Israel, and is perfect for baby or toddler's first menorah!

 

Elephant Menorah: image via menorah.comElephant Menorah: image via menorah.com

 

Enjoy your holiday and buy dripless candles for safety and for the preservation of your menorah.

Also check out 10 Funny Hanukkah Toys For Chewish Cats And Dogs.