Arts and Culture

Silver Oil-Burning Menorah

Jonathan Greenstein
We inherited this 13" x 13" silver oil-burning menorah from my husband's grandfather, a rabbi who emigrated from Eastern Europe. We think he may have acquired it either in Vienna or Budapest, where he spent some time before coming to America.

The Jewish Antiques Appraisal Show

Jonathan Greenstein
I could only see the tip of what was coming out of the woman’s shopping bag, but I knew it was going to be very special. In Spring 2006 I was emceeing what I call the Jewish Antiques Appraisal Show at Temple Beth-El in Great Neck, New York. After a...

1905 Medallion

Jonathan Greenstein
Years ago a dear friend who has since passed away gave us this 1905 medallion, which commemorates the 250th year of Jewish settlement in the U.S. We cherish it as a remembrance of her love, and are curious to know its value.