A Seven Branched Jerusalem Gold And Silver Plated Small Menorah For Sale
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OFFERED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
A SEVEN BRANCHED JERUSALEM GOLD AND SILVER PLATED SMALL MENORAH
5 inches Wide and 4 1/4 inches Tall, the base is 2 1/2 inches Diameter
The following is from the Jewish Virtual Library
One of the oldest symbols of
the Jewish faith is the menorah, a seven-branched candelabrum used in
the Temple. The kohanim
lit the menorah in the Sanctuary every evening and cleaned it out
every morning, replacing the wicks and putting fresh olive oil into
the cups. Checkout the instructions for
construction of the menorah found in Exodus
It has been said that the menorah is a symbol of
the nation of Israel and our mission to be "a light unto the
nations." (Isaiah 42:6).
The sages emphasize that light is not a violent force; Israel is to
accomplish its mission by setting an example, not by using force.
The lamp stand in today's synagogues,
called the ner tamid (lit. the continual lamp; usually
translated as the eternal flame), symbolizes the menorah.
The nine-branched menorah used on Chanukah
is commonly patterned after this menorah, because Chanukah
commemorates the miracle that a day's worth of oil for this menorah
lasted eight days.
The menorah in the First and Second Temples
had seven branches. After the Temples were destroyed, a tradition
developed not to duplicate anything from the Temple and therefore
menorah's no longer had seven branches. The use of six-branched
menoras became popular, but, in modern times, some rabbis have gone
back to the seven-branched menoras, arguing that they are not the
same as those used in the Temple because today's are electrified.
This little menorah is in Great Condition, and being sold as is.
Check the pictures for condition
PICTURES ARE OF THE ITEM YOU WILL RECEIVE
Most of the items we offer are used, Some we have bought new and never opened, but have had them on display in the spare room we use for our collections. These we list as USED in LIKE NEW condition. Some we buy at estate sales, tag sales, and flea markets, we clean these up and list them as Used. We describe items as we see them, with as much attention to detail as possible, but we may miss on occasion as we are not infallible. We take lots of pictures to show description and condition of the item we have to offer. We highly value our customers and our response rating, so please contact us if you feel the item is not as described in words or pictures, so we can work things out.
~FOR THE ABOVE REASONS~
~~WE ARE LISTING THIS AS IN LIKE NEW CONDITION~~
PICTURES ARE OF THE ITEM BEING OFFERED CHECK ALL PICTURES FOR DESCRIPTION AND CONDITION
INCLUDES ONLY WHAT IS PHOTOGRAPHED THIS ITEM IS BEING SOLD AS IS.
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