Menorah

The Menorah is one of the most popular Jewish symbols in existence today, the Menorah stands for light, wisdom, and Divine inspiration. A sacred candelabrum with seven branches used in the temple in Jerusalem, originally made by the craftsmen Bezalel and placed in the sanctuary of the Tabernacle (Exo.37:17-24). The Menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and is the emblem on the coat of arms of the modern state of Israel. It has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times.A symbol of the nation of Israel and its mission to be "a light unto the nations. (Isaiah 42:6). The sages emphasize that light is not a violent force; Israel is to accomplish its mission by setting an example, not by using force. This ideais highlighted in the vision of the Prophet Zechariah who sees a menorah, and G-d explains: "Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit." As its unique design communicates, the Menorah endures as a symbol of Divine light spreading throughout the world. To this end, God commanded that the Menorah’s goblets be turned upside down on their stems, emphasizing the importance of spreading light to others. This design reflects the Menorah’s exact purpose in the Holy Temple, which was to spread the light of Godliness to the entire world, not to illuminate the Temple itself.The seven lamps of the Menorah also allude to knowledge, with six of the branches representing human wisdom, guided by the center branch of Divine light. The Menorah’s design and the ideas it communicates endure as an inspiration for universal enlightenment.