The Temple Institute: Mikdash Kids: Contests: Date Stamp

The Date Stamp

What aspect of the Holy Temple service does the Date Stamp commemorate?

1. The fronds of the date tree, known as the lulav, were part of the Sukkot festival worship.

2. Date honey was kept in a jar in the Holy of Holies, alongside the Ark of the Covenant.

3. Dates were part of the secret ingredients of the ketoret incense.

4. When the Maccabee warriors liberated the Holy Temple from the Greeks, the first thing they searched for was a cruse of pure date honey.

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