OK, so the Menorah of the Week is not actually a menorah. But it still involves a flame and Jewish symbology and thus makes a fabulous gift for the Festival of Lights, nu?
A clever crafting of hand-wrought steel, shadow and light, the Tree of Life candleholder was created by sustainable designers Joost Elffers and Diana Sierra (click on that link and read about Diana’s incredible efforts to help Ugandan women; now that’s tikkun olam, yo.)
I think it’s brilliant because it depicts the Tree of Life as it really is: A confusing tangle of branches with poky thorns that, when illuminated through faith, reveals the presence of something greater.
Also, the handpuppet potential is fantastic.
This is an amazing piece of art
I love this Menorah.