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How many types of Menorahs are there?

The literal translation of Menorah is Candelabra. The most common Menorah is the one with nine branches/candle-holders, used for Chanukah: eight for the...

What items were hidden before the destruction of the first Temple?

Before the destruction of the First Temple, five things were hidden in a catacomb under the foundation stone (evven shetiyah): The Ark of Testimony, the...

Whatever happened to the Tabernacle?

After the Israelites crossed the Jordan river into Canaan, the portable Tabernacle was erected in the city of Gilgal, where it remained for the fourteen...

Can I have some basic information concerning the Temple Menorah?

– The Menorah was hewn out of a block of pure gold and weighed approximately 150 pounds. It had seven branches; a middle branch and three...

Can you give me some basic info about the Ark which contained the Tablets?

– The ark was actually comprised of three open-topped boxes, two made of gold and one made of acacia wood. The wooden box was placed within the...

Why weren’t the poles removed when the Ark wasn’t traveling?

Moses was commanded to attach rings to the corners of the Ark. Then G-d directed him: “And you shall make poles of acacia wood and you...

Which precious stones were set in the high priest's breastplate?

I've been unable to find the English names of the gems on the breastplate, and apparently no one knows for sure which stones they were. However, in...

Where are the Ark and other vessels of the Holy Temple?

The ark was hidden by King Josiah in hidden tunnels beneath the Temple Mount (See Chronicles II 35:3). Most of the other vessels of the Temple were...

What does Judaism say about trumpets?

A. First of all, what is a trumpet? Here are a few definitions: a bell-ended, looped soprano brass wind instrument; something shaped or sounding like this...

Why were there cherubs on the Ark?

The two golden cherubs represented G-d and the Jewish People, and their placement together represented the union of G-d and Jewish People. The Ark,...