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FIGS SHABBAT CANDLES HOLDERS

"For the commandment is a candle and the Torah is a light..."
(Proverbs 6, 23)

Fig candle holder

Copyright 2012 by Avi Biran

Why is the Torah compared to the fig? Unusual among fruit trees, the fig can produce fruit over a long season, from Shavuot to Sukkot (late May to early October). You cannot pick all the figs at once, but only gradually, over a long season. Similarly, you cannot learn the whole Torah at once, but only gradually, little by little, over an entire lifetime. (Midrash Numbers Rabba 12,9; 21,15). Whenever you go to the fig tree, you are likely to find ripe fruit to eat. Similarly, whenever you go to the Torah, you will find nourishment for the spirit. (Babylonian Talmud, Eruvin 54a, b). Most fruits have inedible parts: dates have pits, grapes have seeds, pomegranates have skins. But every part of the fig can be eaten. Similarly, no part of the Torah is without value; all parts of it provide sustenance. (Midrash Yalkut Shimoni, Joshua 2)

Anodized Aluminum, 4.5" x 4.5" x 2".

$400

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