The sanctuary lamp is known by its Hebrew name, Ner Tamid (eternal flame). Hanging or standing in front of the Aron HaKodesh in every Jewish congregation, it is meant to represent the Menorah that stood in the Beit HaMikdash as well as the continuously burning fire on the altar of burnt offerings in front of the Temple.
It also symbolizes God's eternal presence and is therefore never extinguished. It is also intended to draw parallels between God and fire, or light, which is emphasized throughout the book of Exodus in the Torah.
Where once the Ner Tamid was an oil lamp, as was Menorah that stood in the Beit HaMikdash, today most are fueled by either gas or electric lightbulbs.These lights are never allowed to dim or go out, and in the case of electric problems, alternative emergency energy sources are used to prevent it from diminishing.
At Matanyah, we manufacture various Perpetual light together with lit prayer boards. Each one has a contemporary design and a fine finish for a clean and modern look.
We work with the finest materials including Wood, Aluminum and Perspex combined with a decorative LED lighting.
Each Ner Tamid can be custom made in different sizes and colors to fit your needs. You could also choose different lighting color such as cream, blue, red and white.
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