CANDLESTICKS.The use of candles, their arrangement, and their
placement are optional and left to the discretion of the rabbi. Sometimes a
menorah (a candlestick having six or seven candle branches) (figure 3-24)
may be used, either singularly or in pairs. Two single candlesticks may also
be used in place of the menorah. The menorah or single candlesticks maybe
placed on the reading table or a smaller table to the side (see figure 3-25). The
rabbi will determine the location.
KIDDUSH CUP.The kiddush cup (see figure 3-26) is similar to a wine
chalice and is used at the conclusion of the service by the rabbi. It may be
placed on the reading table or a smaller table to one side.
THE LECTERN.A lectern may be placed to the left of the reading
table as you face the ark. A copy of the Jewish Holy Scriptures and a pulpit
edition of the Jewish Prayer Book should be placed on the lectern.
Whenever a Jewish chaplain conducts divine services, he will normally
wear his yarmulkah (skullcap), and a tallit (prayer shawl)the same items
which are worn by Jewish personnel attending the service. These items
should be placed at the chapel entrance for Jewish worshipers prior to the
YARMULKAH.The yarmulkah is a small skullcap worn by Jewish
men (see figure 3-27).
TALLIT.The tallit is a prayer shawl (see figure 3-27) worn by men on
the Jewish Sabbath, Holy Days, and weekday morning services.
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