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My Grandmother’s WWII Era Brass Chanukah Menorah: 30,900 ppm Lead

This is a vintage brass Chanukah menorah that belonged to my grandparents. They were married in 1940 and I believe this menorah is from around that time as I had two that were exactly the same and I am pretty sure that my great grandmother gave one to each of her children when they were […]

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Ceramic Chanukah Menorah Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Glazed Ceramic Chanukiah / Chanukah Menorah: 10,000 ppm Lead

I bought this Chanukah menorah for my family at my local natural foods store c. 2009. It is made by Rite Lite of Brooklyn, New York. It is “Made in China” for the Jacob Rosenthal Judaica Collection. When tested with an XRF instrument the menorah pictured was positive for approximately 10,000 ppm Lead. To learn more […]

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Menorah My Husband Made Me Lead Safe Mama

The Lead-free “Travel Chanukiah” my husband and sons made for me.

Did you know that most Chanukah menorah’s have high levels of Lead? [Link] The picture here is of the Lead-free Chanukah* “Travel Chanukiah*” (Chanukah menorah) that my husband and sons made for me when we were shooting my film. Since we left to start shooting early in December (of 2011) we were on the road […]

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New (2017) Brass Chanukah Menorah: 36,000 ppm Lead

This post is a Chanukah menorah buying guide (of sorts!), check out the lead-free options and please read about the concerns for leaded brass in general. This is a new brass menorah purchased in 2017 at New Season Market in Portland, Oregon. Made in India by Biedermann & Sons. To see more menorahs I have […]

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