1926 (circa) – Standing Hanukkah Lamp, Ze’ev Raban and Yehiya Yemini

Boris Schatz (1866-1932) brought Yemenite silversmiths to Bezalel as part of his desire to incorporate traditional Jewish metalwork techniques in the workshops. The youngest, Yehiya Yemini (1896-1983), started at Bezalel as a young boy and continued his craft, combining Yemenite technique with Bezalel style. This Hanukkah menorah, held by the North Carolina Museum of Art and used in the White House Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony, is an example of that combination. The third generation of the Yemini family continues this tradition today. (Image courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh)