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There's something heart-tuggingly magical about a menorah that's splattered with generations of candle wax. If you have that one, don't ever lose it. But do consider swapping it out this year for a stunning alternative.
Made by Chicago-based Judaica designer Amy Reichert, the piece floats a ring of golden, almond-blossom-shaped candleholders in a pool of water. The water reflects the candlelight, and—bonus— it helps the candles fizzle out safely. If you can find it in your heart to pack this away with when Hanukkah is over, you're less of a golden-blossom enthusiast than I: this looks like a year-round centerpiece to me.
· Amy Reichert Judaica [Official Site]