With Prof. Steven Fine discussing the history of the Menorah


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With Prof. Steven Fine discussing the Menorah  and its history

We discussed the Menorah, the shape of the Menorah (round vs straight ranches), Rambam's manuscript, Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Arch of Titus Menorah, the Arch of Titus project, using digital imaging to discover yellow paint on the Arch of Titus Menorah, the Menorah as a Jewish symbol, the Menorah in modern Israel/zionism, the Menorah as a “Jewish Holy Grail”, the “Menorah in the Vatican” myth, and much more.

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  1. Great! I loved it. Did you ever discuss of why the mitzvah of menorah took so long to catch on? Josephus says he did not know why they were lighting menorah and that was hundreds of years after the story of Chanukah!

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