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By Rachel Hachlili

The menorah used to be an important and dominant image in Jewish artwork, either within the Land of Israel and the Diaspora. The menorah was once an essential component of the Temple ritual and was once an important of the Temple vessels. Its later illustration served the aim of reminding the Jews in their past glory in addition to their satisfaction within the Temple, and expressed the longing and desire for the renewal of the Temple prone and worship. Following the destruction of the Temple, the menorah took at the profound value of the Temple. It additionally got here to represent Judaism, whilst it was once essential to distinguish synagogues, Jewish tombs, and catacombs from Christian or pagan buildings within the Land of Israel and the Diaspora . The menorah photograph has been chanced on depicted in synagogues, public constructions, houses, and the funerary context through the Land of Israel and the Diaspora, leaving doubtless as to that are Jewish buildings. The sought after place of the menorah in Jewish artwork emphasizes its importance. The ebook is proposing the artwork, archaeological, historic and literary proof for the improvement, shape, which means, and importance of the menorah in the course of the moment Temple interval and the overdue Antiquity.

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