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HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN MENORAH, PT. 1

Now that we have entered the month of Kislev and Chanukah, the festival of the rededication of the second Holy Temple is quickly approaching, the time is right to begin an in-depth study of the golden menorah which stood in the sanctuary of the desert Tabernacle, and later, in both the first and second Holy Temple.

We begin our study with the Holy Temple Menorah today:

The menorah which stands today in Jerusalem's old city Jewish Quarter, standing before the rebuilt Hurva Synagogue, is the work of the Temple Institute. It was created exclusively to be used in the new Holy Temple. The menorah was painstakingly crafted after years of extensive research by the Temple Institute's full time staff of researchers. The conclusions upon which the construction of the menorah was based took into account archaeological evidence and, of course, the halachic (Jewish law) requirements of materials, dimensions, ornamental affects and manner of manufacture as first delineated in the Book of Exodus, and further explicated by Jewish sages throughout the millennia.

The menorah weighs one-half ton. It contains forty five kilograms of twenty four karat gold. Its estimated value is approximately three million dollars. The construction of the menorah was made possible through the generosity of Vadim Rabinovitch, a leader of the Jewish community of Ukraine.

The menorah was originally placed in the old city's Roman Cardo. It later made its way to to a plaza alongside the Yehudah HaLevi steps leading down to the Western Wall Plaza and the Temple Mount, and currently stands, as stated above, alongside the Hurva Synagogue in the central plaza of the Jewish Quarter. In each of its locations, it has become a place where thousands of people stop daily, meet friends, learn about the menorah, marvel at its beauty and envision its ultimate standing place in the Kodesh Sanctuary of the rebuilt Holy Temple.
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The golden menorah of Jerusalem...

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Jerusalem :: Israel’s eternal unified capital!

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Long live Jerusalem with peace ✌✌

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Understanding the roots and name of Jerusalem...

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1206280/jewish/Who-Named-Jerusalem.htm
Stop funding Islamic terrorism with your tax monies. Wishing everyone a quiet and safe day from Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal unified capital.

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3 weeks ago

Ladies and gentlemen... these are the terrorists that Israel is expected to trust and give control over Jerusalem to!?  Israel does NOT have the right to defend itself... it has the OBLIGATION to do so!

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Pray for safety and protection over Israel

Almighty God is watching over Israel..... Modeh Ani

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i pray for safety and victory for israel and the jewish people

Israel does NOT have the right to defend itself... it has the OBLIGATION to do so!

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Mercy O God Help Israel

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Hat tip: The Israel Network

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The Islamic claim to the Holiest Jewish Temple Mount—a Flying Horse at night with Mohammad on it’s back???? ! Idiotic and Absurd!!

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This is funny!!!! She's crazy!!!! She is obviously anti-Israel!!!!

Elizabeth Warren: annexation has already happened. At worst stay neutral. Any land Israel may relinquish will only occur through negotiation, never because of any president's demands. Get real. Visit Israel. See for yourself. There is no way to divide the city. The notion of a symbolic capital in east jerusalem is no longer viable. The lands for a Palestinian state beyond what the Palestinian authority rules now,shrinks by the month.

She’s a jerk !! She needs to GO away !!!

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Look who was honored in Jerusalem!Image attachment
Succot in Jerusalem during the First and Second Commonwealths of Ancient Israel

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As the Jewish People do every year, the Yom Kippur prayers concluded with the traditional prayer of LShana habaah BeYerushalayim Babenuya!  Next year in the fully rebuilt Jerusalem!

https://www.aish.com/jw/me/Next-Year-in_Jerusalem.html

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Ameyn!!

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Yom Kippur begins tomorrow evening.  Jerusalem is the center of the focus of the day, with emphasis on the special service that took place in the Holy Temple.

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The rabbi here is reported to have asserted in his 'sermon,' an eqivalence between the closing of the gates during Neilah and Trump's closing of the US-Mexico border. 😠

What's funny Mario's? Loser troll

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MK AVI DICHTER, FORMER SECURITY CHIEF, DISCUSSES HIS VISIT TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman and former Head of the General Security Service, MK Avi Dichter ascended the Temple Mount yesterday, on the occasion of the upcoming New Year.

"In anticipation of Rosh Hashana, I ascended this morning to the Temple Mount, the holiest place on earth for Jews," Dichter said, adding that he was pleased to see that "the hundreds of visitors who came to the mountain at the same time, Israelis and tourists, alike, have filled the Mount wth life and vitality."

"The presence of Israeli police officers throughout the Mount lent a sense of security," he said, adding: "The police station on the Mount demonstrates Israeli sovereignty over the area."

Dichter also referred to the Mercy Gate compound, which the Muslim Waqf is trying to illegally convert into a mosque: "The Mercy Gate compound, in which attempts were made to build a mosque, will remain an office complex only - that's what the police commanders on the Mount have pledged."

According to Dichter, "The price of complacency was paid 20 years ago when Solomon's stables were converted into a huge mosque, one of the largest in our region. So, while the Oslo Accord seduced the Israeli government into averting its eyes from catastrophic violations, including on the Temple Mount, such a mistake will not reoccur."

"To summarize," Dichter said, "visiting the Temple Mount I felt at home! Have a happy and blessed New Year!"
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2 months ago

Important words of TRUTH about Jerusalem...

Monday 9th September 2019: Electric buses hit the streets of Jerusalem! Israel's largest public transport operator Egged added 10 fully electric BYD buses to its Jerusalem fleet last week; Jerusalem passengers on the 15 bus route from the busy Central Bus Station to Talpiot will be the first to experience greener buses.

Ten electric buses began operating on the streets of Jerusalem last Wednesday as part of the implementation of a government initiative to reduce air pollution in Israel's capital city. The buses were added to the 15 line which runs from the Central Bus Station to Talpiot.

Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection gave Egged a NIS 4 million subsidy to purchase the electric buses, which have zero pollution emissions, less than half of the greenhouse gas emissions than diesel buses, and quieter operation.

The drivers of the electric buses have been specially trained for their operation and will be the only ones permitted to drive them. A designated parking lot with charging stations was established in the Egged parking lot near the Ramot Junction in Jerusalem.

"The electric buses are charged for about five hours and can travel for 200 kilometers (124 miles) between charges," the Ministry of Environmental Protection said.

The buses were imported from China, where most of the world's electric buses are manufactured.

"Jerusalem is leading the public transportation revolution in Israel," said Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon. "For 8 years, the city has been enjoying the benefits of the light rail, which has changed the public transportation habits of Jerusalemites and made the city cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful. The electric buses are another significant pillar in the creation of a preference for public transport, and this time, the benefit is for everyone - passengers, private car drivers, and the environment."

"The residents of Jerusalem deserve to breathe clean air," said Environmental Protection Minister MK Zeev Elkin. "For the first time in Jerusalem, we are proud to add electric buses to Egged's travel system, which will significantly reduce the level of pollutant emissions as well as the noise caused by old diesel engines. This is news for Jerusalemites, and in the future, dozens of other electric buses will operate in the capital. This move is joined by a number of other moves we are making at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, such as the creation of a low-emissions zone in Jerusalem, funding shuttles to industrial zones, and subsidizing bicycle-sharing services - so that Jerusalem residents can enjoy both clean air and a better quality of life."
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2 months ago

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Wish I could be there or live there.

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