The official emblem of the State of Israel is a candelabrum (menorah), whose shape is said to be derived from the seven-branched moriah, a plant known since antiquity. The olive branches on either side represent Israel's yearning for peace.

The official emblem of the State of Israel is a candelabrum (menorah), whose shape is said to be derived from the seven-branched moriah, a plant known since antiquity. The olive branches on either side represent Israel's yearning for peace.

Menorah & Shofar

Menorah & Shofar

Menorahs Flanking Ark of the Covenant, fresco (3 - 4th CE)  Courtesy Catacombs of Villa Torlonia, Rome

Menorahs Flanking Ark of the Covenant, fresco (3 - 4th CE) Courtesy Catacombs of Villa Torlonia, Rome

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