Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Bimah


We have been learning about synagogue construction.

The bimah, on which the Torah is read, is to be in the center of the shul. [We are taught that this is to mirror the mizbeiach, the altar in the Beit haMikdash.]

For mystical reasons, there should be no more than six steps ascending to the bimah.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 150:5; Mishneh Berurah 150:12)

Have a great day,

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