The Knesset Menorah is a bronze Menorah just next to the Knesset in Jerusalem. It was designed by a Jewish sculptor and was presented to the Knesset as a gift from the Parliament of the United Kingdom; in honor of the eighth anniversary of Israeli independence.
More About The Knesset Menorah
So what makes it so unique? First, it was modeled after the golden candelabrum that stood in the Second Temple. In addition to the impressive Menorah, there is a series of reliefs depicting the struggles to survive of the Jewish people. Among other things you can see: Formative events, images, and concepts from the Hebrew Bible and Jewish history.
The engravings on the six branches of the Menorah portray episodes since the Jewish exile from the Land of Israel. Those on the central branch portray the fate of the Jews from the biblical return to the Land to the establishment of the modern State of Israel. In more ways than one, it is a visual “textbook” of Jewish history.
The Central Branch
The central branch displays the events, characters, and idioms Elkan saw as most central to the history of Israel. Like the war with the Amalekites, the ten commandments, Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones, and more.