Why the Menorah Is the Most Enduring of All Jewish Symbols

Unlike the case with nearly every other Tabernacle fixture, the function of the menorah does not cease when the Jewish people no longer possess a Temple.

A replica of the original Temple menorah. Wikipedia.

A replica of the original Temple menorah. Wikipedia.

Observation
May 31 2018
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Sarah Rindner teaches English literature at Lander College in New York and blogs at Book of Books.


At the beginning of this week’s Torah reading of B’ha’alotkha (Numbers 8-12), the Bible gives instructions for the daily kindling of the menorah.

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