The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols

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The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols contains more than 250 definitions and descriptions for ceremonial objects and images, personalities, places, concepts, motifs, and events all representing central Jewish ideas that continue to play a meaningful role in defining Jewish experience today.The State of Israel has taken the menorah as its own emblem, reproduced frequently on stamps, coins, and souvenirs. A large sculptured menorah, ... Or the menorah can be seen as an inverted tree, whose branches are roots drawing sustenance from heaven. If the arms of the ... It has been suggested that the seven branches represent the seven free-standlng lamp. prayer books. In practical Kabbalahanbsp;...

Title:The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols
Author:Ellen Frankel, Betsy Platkin Teutsch
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 1992


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