Israel’s Beacon of Light ✡ “What Seest Thou?” – ISRAEL365

And he said unto me: ‘What seest thou?’ And I said:
‘I have seen, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and its seven lamps thereon; there are seven pipes, yea, seven, to the lamps, which are upon the top thereof.

וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי מָה אַתָּה רֹאֶה ויאמר וָאֹמַר רָאִיתִי וְהִנֵּה מְנוֹרַת זָהָב כֻּלָּהּ וְגֻלָּהּ עַל רֹאשָׁהּ וְשִׁבְעָה נֵרֹתֶיהָ עָלֶיהָ שִׁבְעָה וְשִׁבְעָה מוּצָקוֹת לַנֵּרוֹת אֲשֶׁר עַל רֹאשָׁהּ

זכריה ד:ב

va-YO-mer ay-LAI mah a-TAH ro-EH va-o-MAR ra-EE-tee v’-hi-NAY
m’-no-RAT za-HAV ku-LAH v’-gu-LAH al ro-SHAH v’-shiv-AH nay-ro-TE-ha
a-LE-ha shiv-AH v’-shiv-AH mu-tza-KOT la-nay-ROT a-SHER al ro-SHAH

Today’s Israel Inspiration

In this verse, the prophet Zechariah alludes to the seven branched candleabra that will be used in the future Holy Temple. The Sages of the Talmud refer to Jerusalem as “the light of the world.” The symbol of this holy spiritual light was the Temple lamp, the ‘menorah,’ which emanated light through the unusual windows of the Sanctuary. The windows were made narrower on the inside – bringing less sunlight into the Sanctuary, but maximizing the spiritual light that burst forth to the world. This is symbolic of Israel’s mission to be a “light unto the nations” (Isaiah 42:6). Recognized by many, the Shofar is another icon unique to Judaism, representing a yearning to be close to God, a very appropriate message during this holy month when Yom Hateruah takes place. Above all is the undeniable importance of the Torah, showing our everlasting devotion to our Creator and His loving kindness. Combined, the three iconic symbols represent the strength and resilience of the Jewish people throughout their long and arduous history, and even continue to be a beacon of inspiration today. Just 3 years ago, archaeologists unearthed the most remarkable discovery: a medallion depicting all three symbols-the menorah, the shofar and a Torah scroll. Now you can proudly wear the powerful message and carry the flame of Jewish strength at all times.

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Today’s Israel Photo

Watching these musicians playing drums, blowing the Shofar and singing out praises to God is so deeply inspiring! Such are the delights to witness during a trip to the ancient and Holy city of Jerusalem!

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