The menorah symbolizes a miracle that happened centuries ago, but that doesn't mean its design has to remain ancient. Light a modern menorah when Hanukkah begins tonight.
- Caroline Tiger
Eight days a week
The graceful Lotus Blossom Menorah by Michael Aram ($220) is pretty enough to display year-round. Available at Manor Home and Gifts, 210 S. 17th St., and manorhg.com.
The reversible ceramic characters that make up Jonathan Adler's Utopia Man/Woman Menorah ($295) are hipsters on one side and old-fashioned on the other. Available at jonathanadler.com.
Have a green Hanukkah with the LED Motherboard Menorah ($25), made from recycled motherboards and outfitted with eco-friendly bulbs. Available at momastore.org.
Puzzle me this
It's possible to rearrange the galvanized steel Puzzle Menorah ($175) so there's a different configuration each night. Available at the National Museum of American Jewish History, 55 N. Fifth St., and judaicashop.net.
With a removable top for candle storage, the aluminum and lacquered rosewood Rivington Menorah ($125) is both clever and sleek. Available at acmejudaica.com.
Thoroughly modern menorah
Marit Meister's edgy CeMMent Modern Menorah ($265) looks like an industrial landscape. Available at moderntribe.com.
Caroline Tiger is a Philadelphia writer. Visit her design blog, design-phan, at www.design-phan.squarespace.com.