The Menorah by Steven Fine
From the Bible to Modern Israel

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...the patient reader, and anyone who likes looking at pretty historical pictures, will find the book rewarding.
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Steven Fine explores the cultural and intellectual history of the Western world’s oldest continuously used religious symbol. This meticulously researched yet deeply personal history explains how the seven-branched menorah illuminates the great changes and continuities in Jewish culture, from biblical times to modern Israel.
 

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Steven Fine is the Dean Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University.
 
Published November 7, 2016 by Harvard University Press. 304 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Marjorie Ingall on Dec 02 2016

...the patient reader, and anyone who likes looking at pretty historical pictures, will find the book rewarding.

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