In the Middle Ages, one of Judaism’s most enduring symbols took on new meaning.

Chen Malul
June 9 2021 12:01AM

In a major hub of the Maccabean revolt.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Dec. 9 2020 12:01AM

Religious observance on the fringes of Judea.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
April 9 2019 12:01AM

It does shed light on synagogues before the Temple’s destruction.

David Gurevich
Aug. 14 2018 12:01AM

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.

May 31 2018 1:30AM

Along with a rare gold coin and other artifacts.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
April 17 2018 12:01AM

First it was part of a tomb, then of a mosque.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Dec. 12 2017 12:01AM

And its reference to the book of Zechariah.

Saul Singer
Sept. 18 2017 12:01AM

“Seven lamps, one by one, in imitation of the planets.”

Michael Frank
July 26 2017 12:01AM

A fanciful 13th-century tablet and a current exhibition.

Fredric Brandfon
July 10 2017 12:01AM

Romans, not Jews.

Jan. 30 2017 12:01AM

A new book tells its history.

Jonathan Kirsch
Dec. 15 2016 12:01AM

And the menorah’s mythological beasts.

Elon Gilad
May 19 2016 12:01AM