Monday, October 27, 2008

Height of a Synagogue


We have been looking at synagogue construction.

The synagogue is supposed to be taller than any residence in town, per the verse (Proverbs 1:21), 'You (alternatively: "she") will call out at the tops of the noisy streets.' However, this is not an absolute requirement.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 150:2)

[Note: I have heard that churches are built with spires for the same purpose.]

Have a great day,

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