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The Biblical Origins of the Tree Shaped Menorah

For those concerned about displaying a tree-shaped menorah, rest assured that menorahs have been shaped this way since biblical times, far preceding the modern Christmas tree.

"In his beautifully written work, The Tree of Light: A Study of the Menorah, L. Yarden suggests that the concept and form of the menorah are likely to have derived from the ancient mythological idea of the Tree of Life, found in different forms throughout the cultures of the ancient middle east. Images of sacred seven-branched trees guarded by cherubic figures can be found on Persian pottery dating back to 2300 BC"

Decorated with a Star of David, the Menorah Tree is a modern twist on an ancient tradition.

Click here to read the article from the Jewish News Service

 

 

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