Menorah Poster

Product Title: Menorah Poster
Product Code: 1222211111938
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Product Description

A poster portraying a Cohen (priest) tending to the Temple candelabra's lights. The Menorah is one of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith and is 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 oil into the cups. The menorah is a symbol of Israel and its mission to be "a light unto the nations.". The sages emphasize that light is not a violent force; Israel is to accomplish its mission by setting an example and not by force. The Menorah in the poster depicts a Menorah in the Second Temple of Jerusalem. The Temple was eventually destroyed in 70 CE by the Romans and the Menorah, according to Jewish historian Josephus Flavius was taken to Rome and paraded there in the triumph of Vespasian and Titus. There are different accounts of what happened to the Menorah. Among them, that it was destroyed , along with most of Rome, by the Visigoths in 455 CE. Another account states that it was taken by the Byzantine army in 533 CE Constantinople. Today it is unknown where the Mehorah is.

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