The Menorah: from the Bible to modern Israel, by Steven Fine. Harvard University Press, 2016.
Professor Fine’s new book explores the history of the menorah, both in terms of how it was represented and what it symbolized and continues to symbolize for Jews and others. Dr. Fine traces the religious, cultural and often political significance of the menorah from biblical times until the modern era. The book is written compellingly as a personal quest and is accompanied by beautiful illustrations that enhance the scholarship of the text.