This menorah is seven-branched, as were the great menorahs in the First and Second Temples. Theres a narrative reason for this: negative adventuresdanger and so onare much more fun to write and to read than are a series of moral lessons. The Hebrew date is the 5th of Iyyar. Already in 1967, Samuel Shore, the head of Shorewood Publishers, had an idea. One of the first acts of the new Israeli government was to rescind the immigration rules that had been applied by the British ten years earlier.