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NEW MINORAH FOR JERUSALEM

 

 

THIRD TEMPLE MENORAH UNVEILED IN JERUSALEM

“Chanukah will be given special significance this year, when the Temple Institute in Jerusalem unveils its newly-completed Menorah (candelabrum) at a special ceremony in the Old City's Cardo plaza tonight.

Rabbi Menachem Makover, director of the Institute, said today that the new approximately six-foot high Menorah has been built according to the exact specifications of the Torah. 

. . . Rabbi Makover said that while the original Biblical Menorah was comprised of solid gold, 'a kosher Menorah may be made of bronze, or may even be hollow - but if it is made with gold, then the gold or gold-plating must be of one piece.  In order to do this, we built a bronze substructure, which we then immersed in a vat of gold.  This Menorah is thus plated with almost 43 kilograms of 'one piece' of gold.'  He added a timely message: 'We felt that on Chanukah, there could be nothing more appropriate than to have the golden Menorah return to Jerusalem as a symbol of the rebirth of the Jewish people and our march towards fulfilling the vision of building the Temple.'

         . . . The Institute has just recently completed two other central Temple Vessels, namely, the Golden Altar and the Table.” (Arutz 7, December 5, 1999)

 

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