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.
Dashing Dalmation Dog Menorah
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.
Dove 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.
Earthenware Dog Menorah
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.
Yoga Dog Menorah: image vie menorah.com
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.
Ketzel The Cat Menorah
6. Earthenware Hanukah Cats Menorah
Adorable cats - and even a mouse - adorn this handpainted Earthenware Cats Menorah!
Earthenware Cat Menorah
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.
Noah's Ark Menorah: image vie menorah.com
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.
Tree Of Life Menorah With Birds and Pomegranates
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.
Twitter Birds Hanukkah Menorah
10. Exotic Birds Travel Menorah
Another Yair Emanuel menorah, this one in brightly painted wood, the clever Exotic Birds Travel Menorah is elegantly compact.
Exotic Birds Travel Menorah
Exotic Birds Travel Menorah (closed)
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.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.
Stained Glass Cats Menorah: image vie menorah.com
13. Cast Aluminum Deer Menorah
A very sleek, modern look brings wildlife into your home with this Cast Aluminum Deer Menorah.
Deer Menorah: image vie menorah.com
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.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.