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Keruvim (Cherubs)

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Keruvim (Cherubs): angels resembling young children; relief images of two winged cherubim were part of the cover of the holy Ark in the temple
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How to Study Torah - Terumah
What did the Ark in the Holy of Holies look like? The commentaries on the Torah discuss the design of the Ark and its unusual lid upon which were two golden Cherubs.
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When we would be at odds with G-d and He with us, the two angels would turn away from one another. But when the two of us would be in harmony, the temple priests would open the curtains and show us the two figurines entwined in embrace...
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Something Spiritual on Parshat Terumah
Learn about the essential role of the Holy Ark in the Beit HaMikdash and the golden faced Keruvim stationed above the ark. We also examine the competing views of Hillel and Shammai: abnegation vs. cultivation.
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