The Vatican and Rome’s Jewish community are teaming up to celebrate a symbol of Judaism depicted on one of the world most famous historical artifacts, but lost to the world for 2,000 years. The menorah was a seven-branched candelabra made of solid gold that served as one of the sacred vessels in the Holy Temple. In 70 A.D., the Romans destroyed

Jerusalem and looted the temple of its treasure, including the menorah, bringing many of the artifacts back to Rome. This triumphant procession is depicted on the Arch of Titus in Rome. The location of that menorah has been the subject of intense speculation for centuries as it is both historically and culturally important. READ MORE