Marilyn Monroe's menorah could fetch $150,000 at auction
Courtesy Kestenbaum & Company(CNN) - A menorah candelabra that once belonged to screen icon Marilyn Monroe is going up for sale, and auctioneers say it could fetch as much as $150,000. According to the Jewish Museum of New York, Monroe took the decision to convert to Judaism seriously, studying Judaic texts with Robert. Sold to a private collector 20 years ago at an auction of Monroe's effects, the menorah was also briefly shown as part of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum of New York, and showcased at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. We are thrilled to be able to offer Marilyn's personal Menorah at auction next week," Daniel Kestenbaum, director of the auction house, said in a statement. The menorah will go on sale on November 7 in New York, with a guide price of $100,000-$150,000.
Everything you wanted to know about Yom Kippur
A member of an Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, walks through the neighborhood on Yom Kippur, one of the most important holidays of the Jewish year. (CNN) - Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Services during Yom Kippur are held continuously through the day and include readings from the Torah and the reciting of prayers expressing regret or asking for forgiveness. Yom Kippur services conclude with closing prayers and the blowing of the shofar, a ritual musical instrument carved from the horn of a ram. How it began: According to Jewish tradition, the origins of Yom Kippur date back to the time of Moses, after the people of Israel made their exodus from Egypt.