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“Rabbi Katina stated: When the Children of Israel came on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the parokhet [veil] covering the Ark of the Scroll was unrolled so they could see the cherubs embracing each other in sexual union, and the pilgrims would be told, ‘Here you can see how much God loves you, just as a man and a woman love each other’” ‏(Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Yoma, p. 54a‏).