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  Artwork: Kruvim/cherubs: Menorah
  Artist: RAANAN, Yoram
  Date: 2002
  Technique: Painting
  Notes: Exodus 25:20; 31-33. Artist's website comment: "In this interpretation of the winged celestial beings Yoram Raanan paints the Cherubim guarding the lamps of the candelabrum (the seven-branched menorah of the holy Temple). According to the Kabbalah the menorah is the physical manifestation of the partzuf (face) and the &‘Nukva of Zeir Anpin&’. In the canvas, the &‘Nukva of Zeir Anpin&’ appears as two partzufim (faces) of Leah and Rachel, whom are represented in the painting by the two Cherubs watching over the Menorah. The painting symbolizes Leah and Rachel, the mothers of the twelve tribes, in perpetual guard of the light of the creator which emanates for the menorah."
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  Subject: Angels
The Ark and the Mercy Seat
The Lampstand

  Hosts: Yoram Raanan  [IMAGE]