A Seven Branched Jerusalem Gold And Silver Plated Small Menorah
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A Seven Branched Jerusalem Gold And Silver Plated Small Menorah:
Hogman62 Store menorah Welcome to Our Yard Sale 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 25:31-40.
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 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.
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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~~
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INCLUDES ONLY WHAT IS PHOTOGRAPHED THIS ITEM IS BEING SOLD AS IS.
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DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR YARD SALEOn May-24-13 at 09:52:57 PDT, seller added the following information: