20th Century Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) from Beth El Congregation

20th century

Brass plated electric light fixture, bowl suspended by three chains. Wreaths with ribbons decorate the underside, leaf patterns above reach upward. The Ner Tamid was used at Beth El Congrecation in Springfield, OH. 

Identifer: CJF R 0470


Ritual and Decorative Objects

University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection, Cincinnati Judaica Fund Research Collection

The perpetual lamp, usually hung in front of the ark, is modeled on the light set up to burn continually outside the veil in the sanctuary (Exodus 17:20-21).

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