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If traditional candles pose too much of a potential risk, especially in homes with small children, the "Illumination" LED battery operated menorah ($35) from Aviv Judaica Imports Ltd. provides a stylish and affordable alternative. The polished chrome menorah stands almost 10 inches high, and offers one-button ease of operation. Uses three AA batteries, not included. Available at Judaica of Great Neck, 107 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-482-4729.(Credit: Handout)

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Menorahs for Hanukkah 2012

Hanukkah starts at sunset on Dec. 8, and for eight nights, your menorah will be the central focus of your family’s evening celebrations. Choosing a style that best suits your taste is important, but that task is made easier with the wide variety of options available. This year’s offerings run the gamut from classic and chic to elaborately artistic, and all are available at local retailers. Here are some picks for the season. -- By Lara Ewen