German Christians Bring Life-Sized Menorah to Jerusalem as Peace Offering to Jewish People

(The Menorah Project/Facebook)

A group of German Christians who call themselves "The Menorah Project" brought a life-size replica of the seven-branched menorah that once stood in the second temple before it was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70 back to Jerusalem.

The 5-foot, 265-pound gold-coated menorah is a peace offering and plea for reconciliation to the Jewish people.

"We are finally here. The arrival and unveiling of the Menorah. This journey has been unbelievable," the group said in a Facebook post.

This group of 11 Christians brought the menorah replica to Jerusalem, where the original was once stolen by the Romans, to seek forgiveness for the church's long history of anti-Semitism and violent persecution of Jews.

The group views the Romans' robbery of the menorah as the beginning of the early church's severance from its Jewish roots. This, they believe, ultimately led to the development of replacement theology, the belief that God has rejected the Jewish people and replaced Israel with the church. This theology is credited with being one of the root causes of anti-Semitism in Christianity and even the Holocaust.

"The church never returned the holy instruments back to the Jewish people," the group says in a German to English translation on their website. "Instead, the church saw itself as the new spiritual Israel. ... We want to set a statement. We want to accept our failures as a church as set a sign of return."

The menorah traveled from Germany by boat through Rome to Israel's port in Haifa. It arrived this week and was presented to Israeli citizens on May 9 at a ceremony in Jerusalem.

The menorah arrived at a time when Israel stopped to remember the horrors of the Holocaust and the rebirth of their nation.

Click here to read the rest of this story from our content partners at CBN News.


To contact us or to submit an article, click here.


Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

It's a NEW YEAR! Get ready for a NEW YOU!

  • New Year Discounts On Book Bundles & Gifts: Click Here to view all our bundles and save up to 72%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • Go Deeper with God in a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all eight of our free courses. Topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Anointed Woman Of God: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Never Stop Praying - Prayer Changes Everything! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • New Year - New You - Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for two years for Only $29.97 and get two free gifts. Gift #1 The Harbinger. Gift #2 The Harbinger II. Both books are by New York Times Best-Selling author Jonathan Cahn. View Offer

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective