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The Continuous Flame on the Altar and in Our Hearts

The Continuous Flame on the Altar and in Our Hearts

The altar in the Tabernacle was, of course, for burning the sacrifices, but the Torah commanded that the fire be kept burning constantly, night and day, regardless of whether or not there was a sacrifice to burn. The Jerusalem Talmud...

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The Message of the Eternal Flame

The Message of the Eternal Flame

When God instructs the Children of Israel to make the menorah, He tells them to gather oil "for kindling lamps regularly" (Exodus 27:20). Rashi explains that the light was to be lit all night, every night, though not necessarily during...

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