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Menorah Collection

The menorah, a symbol deeply rooted in Jewish tradition, holds significant meaning during the festival of Hanukkah

Background imageMenorah Collection: Jewish festival of Hanukkah

Jewish festival of Hanukkah, three hanukiah with four candles each, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageMenorah Collection: Talmud artwork in Hertzliya synagogue, Hertzliya, Israel, Middle East

Talmud artwork in Hertzliya synagogue, Hertzliya, Israel, Middle East

Background imageMenorah Collection: 7-Branch Candlestick

7-Branch Candlestick
Ceremonial objects : The GOLDEN CANDLESTICK (Menorah) with seven branches, used in the Temple at Jerusalem, is shown to the prophet Zechariah by an angel

Background imageMenorah Collection: Sculpture of Menorah near the Knesset in Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Sculpture of Menorah near the Knesset in Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageMenorah Collection: Boy lighting Hanukkah candles

Boy lighting Hanukkah candles

Background imageMenorah Collection: JUDAISM: MENORAH. Line engraving

JUDAISM: MENORAH. Line engraving

Background imageMenorah Collection: Hanoukias (Hanukkah menorahs), Galilee, Israel, Middle East

Hanoukias (Hanukkah menorahs), Galilee, Israel, Middle East

Background imageMenorah Collection: The Tabernacle and its priests (tempera on plaster)

The Tabernacle and its priests (tempera on plaster)
BLP397886 The Tabernacle and its priests (tempera on plaster) by Jewish School, (2nd century); Dura-Europos Synagogue, National Museum of Damascus, Syria; Photo eZev Radovan; out of copyright

Background imageMenorah Collection: The lightning of a Menorah, 1850

The lightning of a Menorah, 1850
3330763 The lightning of a Menorah, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the lightning of a Menorah (Sabbath Lights) on the first day of the Sabbath

Background imageMenorah Collection: Triumphal Cortege of the Ark of the Covenant, Arch of Titus, Foro Romano, Rome, 1st century (marble)

Triumphal Cortege of the Ark of the Covenant, Arch of Titus, Foro Romano, Rome, 1st century (marble)
DEX5040702 Triumphal Cortege of the Ark of the Covenant, Arch of Titus, Foro Romano, Rome, 1st century (marble); Forum, Rome

Background imageMenorah Collection: Map of the journey of the Israelites, since their exit from Egypt, 1739 (engraving)

Map of the journey of the Israelites, since their exit from Egypt, 1739 (engraving)
8822197 Map of the journey of the Israelites, since their exit from Egypt, 1739 (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMenorah Collection: Romania, Bucharest, Choral Temple. Synagogue. Copy of Vienna's Leopoldstadt

Romania, Bucharest, Choral Temple. Synagogue. Copy of Vienna's Leopoldstadt, Tempelgasse Great Synagogue. Menorah sculpture in front

Background imageMenorah Collection: Romania, Bucharest, Choral Temple. Synagogue. Copy of Vienna's Great Synagogue

Romania, Bucharest, Choral Temple. Synagogue. Copy of Vienna's Great Synagogue. Menorah sculpture outside. (Editorial Use Only)

Background imageMenorah Collection: Romania, Bucharest, Choral Temple. Synagogue. Copy of Vienna's Great Synagogue

Romania, Bucharest, Choral Temple. Synagogue. Copy of Vienna's Great Synagogue. Menorah sculpture in front

Background imageMenorah Collection: Rabbis inspect the setting-up of a large Menorah in front of the Brandenburg Gate in

Rabbis inspect the setting-up of a large Menorah in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, December 1, 2010, ahead of a ceremony later today, marking the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah

Background imageMenorah Collection: A parade of international supporters of Israel during an annual parade on the Jewish

A parade of international supporters of Israel during an annual parade on the Jewish
Participants celebrate, together with thousands of foreigners who support Israel, during an annual parade on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Jerusalem September 27, 2018

Background imageMenorah Collection: Israel, Jerusalem, Old City, Street in Jewish Quarter, Menorah

Israel, Jerusalem, Old City, Street in Jewish Quarter, Menorah

Background imageMenorah Collection: Interior of New York's Synagogue

Interior of New York's Synagogue. United States New York, Synagogue. Date of Photograph:1920-1930

Background imageMenorah Collection: Bronze candlestick in Pistoia's Cathedral

Bronze candlestick in Pistoia's Cathedral. Pistoia Cathedral Candelabrum Early Renaissance, Renaissance, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageMenorah Collection: Detail of the bas-reliefs of the Arch of Titus, Rome, depicting the candelabrum with seven arms

Detail of the bas-reliefs of the Arch of Titus, Rome, depicting the candelabrum with seven arms, carried on the shoulders by two men with a laurel wreath

Background imageMenorah Collection: Sac de Rome en 455 : Genseric (ou Geiseric) (vers 399-477) et les Vandales envahissent Rome

Sac de Rome en 455 : Genseric (ou Geiseric) (vers 399-477) et les Vandales envahissent Rome
FIA5370198 Sac de Rome en 455 : Genseric (ou Geiseric) (vers 399-477) et les Vandales envahissent Rome (Geiseric the Lame invades Rome). Ils pillent la ville et emporte la Menorah

Background imageMenorah Collection: Roman soldiers march in procession with spoils of war or spolia on the Arch for Titus

Roman soldiers march in procession with spoils of war or spolia on the Arch for Titus
6339992 Roman soldiers march in procession with spoils of war or spolia on the Arch for Titus, the arch of triumph celebrating Emperor Tituss victory over Jerusalem by Corsi (19th century)

Background imageMenorah Collection: Ms. OR. 26 fol. 26r Instruments of the Temple, from the Hebrew Bible (vellum)

Ms. OR. 26 fol. 26r Instruments of the Temple, from the Hebrew Bible (vellum)
XOT361845 Ms.OR.26 fol.26r Instruments of the Temple, from the Hebrew Bible (vellum) by Italian School, (15th century); Biblioteca Estense, Modena, Emilia-Romagna

Background imageMenorah Collection: The Tabernacle and its contents (engraving)

The Tabernacle and its contents (engraving)
7172314 The Tabernacle and its contents (engraving) by European School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Tabernacle and its contents (Exodus 25-28)

Background imageMenorah Collection: L archange Gabriel rend Zaccharie muet - Oeuvre de Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806-1858)

L archange Gabriel rend Zaccharie muet - Oeuvre de Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806-1858)
FIA5390445 L archange Gabriel rend Zaccharie muet - Oeuvre de Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806-1858), aquarelle et blanc sur papier (26, 2x39, 9 cm)

Background imageMenorah Collection: The Arch of Titus, 1855, 1855. Creator: Robert MacPherson

The Arch of Titus, 1855, 1855. Creator: Robert MacPherson
The Arch of Titus, 1855, 1855. A work made of albumen silver print

Background imageMenorah Collection: Military insignia of the ancient Hebrews

Military insignia of the ancient Hebrews. The 12 tribes of Israel had banners with deer, lion, eagle. Also tent, tabernacle and scrolls. Insegne Militari

Background imageMenorah Collection: Costumes of the ancient Hebrew patriarchs

Costumes of the ancient Hebrew patriarchs, including Abraham, Moses, angels, etc. Abiti de Patriarchi, &c. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageMenorah Collection: Emperor Titus in a quadriga after his victory over Jerusalem

Emperor Titus in a quadriga after his victory over Jerusalem
Emperor Titus in a quadriga or four-horse chariot crowned by the personification of Victory on the Arch for TItus. The goddess Roma leads the horses, while Roman citizens and senators watch

Background imageMenorah Collection: The Hekhal of the old synagogue of Livorno (b / w photo)

The Hekhal of the old synagogue of Livorno (b / w photo)
ALI322025 The Hekhal of the old synagogue of Livorno (b/w photo) by Betti, Luigi (1881-1941); Museo di Storia della Fotografia Fratelli Alinari

Background imageMenorah Collection: Judith and Holofernes

Judith and Holofernes
KAB76920 Judith and Holofernes by Piazzetta, Giovanni Battista (1683-1754); Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy; eDario Grimaldi; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageMenorah Collection: Interior of the new synagogue in Brussels, Belgium (engraving)

Interior of the new synagogue in Brussels, Belgium (engraving)
6001397 Interior of the new synagogue in Brussels, Belgium (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Interior of the new synagogue in Brussels, Belgium)

Background imageMenorah Collection: Hebrew Calligraphy in the form of a Flower (ink on Egyptian paper)

Hebrew Calligraphy in the form of a Flower (ink on Egyptian paper)
CHT207432 Hebrew Calligraphy in the form of a Flower (ink on Egyptian paper) by Jewish School; Alliance Israelite Universelle, Paris

Background imageMenorah Collection: Menorah, from Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel, published in Nuremberg

Menorah, from Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel, published in Nuremberg
695054 Menorah, from Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel, published in Nuremberg, 1493 (woodcut) by German School, (15th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMenorah Collection: The Arch of Titus, detail of the Temple treasures being carried after the Sack of

The Arch of Titus, detail of the Temple treasures being carried after the Sack of
GDG279947 The Arch of Titus, detail of the Temple treasures being carried after the Sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD, 81 AD (stone) by Roman, (1st century AD); Forum, Rome

Background imageMenorah Collection: The Torah shrine (tempera on plaster)

The Torah shrine (tempera on plaster)
BLP397882 The Torah shrine (tempera on plaster) by Jewish School, (2nd century); Dura-Europos Synagogue, National Museum of Damascus, Syria; Photo eZev Radovan; out of copyright

Background imageMenorah Collection: Apron of a Master of the Order of the Rose-Croix (leather)

Apron of a Master of the Order of the Rose-Croix (leather)
XRZ169562 Apron of a Master of the Order of the Rose-Croix (leather) by French School, (19th century); Musee Crozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay, France; (add.info.: Masters Apron; ); French, out of copyright

Background imageMenorah Collection: The Rending of the Veil, 1869 (w / c on paper)

The Rending of the Veil, 1869 (w / c on paper)
PNH368269 The Rending of the Veil, 1869 (w/c on paper) by Scott, William Bell (1811-90); 61x76 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The subject is taken from Matthew 27)

Background imageMenorah Collection: Arch of Titus, Rome, 1842 (w / c on paper)

Arch of Titus, Rome, 1842 (w / c on paper)
MDR106976 Arch of Titus, Rome, 1842 (w/c on paper) by Cromek, Thomas Hartley (1809-73); 52x36 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMenorah Collection: The Arch of Titus, detail of the Temple treasures being carried after the Sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD

The Arch of Titus, detail of the Temple treasures being carried after the Sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD
ALI162175 The Arch of Titus, detail of the Temple treasures being carried after the Sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD, 81 AD (stone) (b/w photo) by Roman, (1st century AD); Forum, Rome, Italy; Alinari

Background imageMenorah Collection: Part of a frieze on the Arch of Titus in Rome, showing Jewish prisoners carrying artefacts

Part of a frieze on the Arch of Titus in Rome, showing Jewish prisoners carrying artefacts from Jerusalem (litho)
5233530 Part of a frieze on the Arch of Titus in Rome, showing Jewish prisoners carrying artefacts from Jerusalem (litho) by English School

Background imageMenorah Collection: Synagogue during a Torah reading (litho)

Synagogue during a Torah reading (litho)
5997171 Synagogue during a Torah reading (litho) by Moyse, Edouard (b.1827); Private Collection; (add.info.: Synagogue during a Torah reading)

Background imageMenorah Collection: The Jews of London by Lucien Wolf (litho)

The Jews of London by Lucien Wolf (litho)
609851 The Jews of London by Lucien Wolf (litho) by Finnemore, Joseph (1860-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Jews of London by Lucien Wolf; from The Graphic)




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The menorah, a symbol deeply rooted in Jewish tradition, holds significant meaning during the festival of Hanukkah. This seven-branched candlestick represents the miracle that occurred when a small amount of oil lasted for eight days in the rededicated Second Temple. The Talmud artwork found in Hertzliya synagogue, Israel showcases the beauty and intricacy of this sacred object. In homes around the world, you can witness the heartwarming sight of a young boy lighting Hanukkah candles on each night of this joyous celebration. As he kindles each flame, hope and faith are reignited within every Jewish household. Beyond private spaces, sculptures depicting they can be found near prominent landmarks like the Knesset in Jerusalem. These artistic representations serve as reminders of Jewish heritage and resilience. Throughout history, depictions of menorahs have been captured through various mediums such as line engravings or tempera on plaster paintings. From Galilee to Toledo to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, these symbolic objects have traveled far and wide with their message of unity and perseverance. Even ancient texts describe how priests adorned themselves with linen robes while holding onto this emblematic item during religious ceremonies at The Tabernacle. High priests were distinguished by their ephod garments as they carried out sacred duties. Today, rabbis inspect large menorahs being set up before crowds gather to celebrate important occasions or show support for Israel during annual parades worldwide. These events bring together people from different backgrounds who stand united under one common cause. The menorah continues to shine brightly throughout generations as a beacon of hope and faith for Jews all over the world. Its significance remains unwavering amidst changing times.