Figure 3-22. The ner tamid (eternal light) above the Ark.
THE ETERNAL LIGHT (NER TAMID). The eternal light, which is kept lit 24 hours a day, where
circumstances permit, is located above the ark (see figure 3-22). This light may be built into the
ark; otherwise, it may hang from a bracket placed on the ark. You should see that this lamp is
lighted at the appropriate times. Two tablets, inscribed with Hebrew letters representing the
decalogue (Ten Commandments), are located above the ark with the ner tamid.