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1)

Why was the Shulchan placed on the north side of the Heichal?

1.

Targum Yonasan: Because it is the direction from which wealth comes 1 and from where rain drips on to the vegetation in order to sustains the people.


1

See Iyov, 37:22 (Peirush Yonasan).

2)

What did the twelve Lechem ha'Panim represent?

1.

Targum Yonasan: They represent the Twelve Tribes.

3)

Why was the Menorah placed on the south side of the Heichal?

1.

Targum Yonasan: Because that is where the rays of the sun shine and illuminate, and that is where the storehouses of Chochmah are situated. 1


1

See Koheles, 2:13, where the Pasuk compares Chochmah to light (Peirush Yonasan)

4)

And what did the seven lamps represent?

1.

Targum Yonasan: The seven lamps represented the seven planets which are compared to the Tzadikim on whose merit they illuminate the earth.

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