Don’t get us wrong, we love a stunning, new Michael Aram menorah as much as the rest. But, there’s something about the design and traditions behind a vintage menorah that transports us back to lighting the menorah at Bubbe’s table many moons ago. At the center of your Hanukkah celebration, a menorah full of history will certainly make the story of Hanukkah shine bright, especially with a side of latkes and sufganiyot. These beautifully designed, almost always brass menorahs carry the weight and joy of Hanukkah celebrations of the generations before us, and their unique, Judaic details make each of them feel like a distinct treasure.
Whether you’re looking for a family menorah with a bit of ancestry to add to your collection or you’re searching for a timeless piece that reminds you of your grandfather’s menorah, we love the selection of traditional menorahs on vintage Etsy shops across the web. Many finds in these online stores are handcrafted, truly one-of-a-kind works of art. From sticking pieces showcasing the beauty of Jerusalem to traditional brass structures as classic as they are beautiful, Etsy antique shops everywhere from Israel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana are filled with vintage menorahs waiting to be lit again this season. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites we’d love to place Hanukkah candles in this year and for years to come.