Tag: torah

Understanding the Jewish Menorah

10/07 | The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Jewish symbol. But what did the Temple menorah actually look like?   Read more…

Posted in Temple at Jerusalem.

Jonah and the Whale

09/18 | The Book of Jonah is read in the synagogue on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, the sacred Day of Atonement. Why, of all   Read more…

Posted in Hebrew Bible.

James or Jacob in the Bible?

09/15 | How did the Jewish name Ya’akov, properly translated as Jacob, become James in English versions of the Bible?   Read more…

Posted in Bible Versions and Translations, People in the Bible.


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