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Jerusalem Menorot

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This menorah reminds us of the miracle of the jug of pure olive oil of Chanukah, where a jug of oil, sufficient for one day, ended up burning for eight days. Sitting here opposite the Temple Mount, you realize that the miracle of Chanukah was “small” in comparison to the hundreds of miracles that took place over hundreds of years, during Bayis Rishon and Bayis Sheini.

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About the Author: Originally from south Africa, Vardah has been living in Eretz Yisrael since 1974 and the more she learns about our glorious Holy Land the more she gets to love this prime property that Hashem has given to the Jewish People. She is studying to be a tour guide and hopes with the help of Hashem, through this column to give readers a small taste of the land. Rimonah Traub is a photographer/writer living in Modi’in, Israel. She is originally from South Africa and immigrated to Israel in 1994.


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One Response to “Jerusalem Menorot”

  1. Beryn Hammil says:

    Thank you for this comprehensive description of the Menorah. On behalf the Menorah's the sculptor, my grandfather, Benno Elkan, I appreciate it when something is published that helps educate the public about its meaning. If your readers would like more information about Benno Elkan, I've created an index page with links to other informative articles. It can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/bennoelkan/.

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