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Features of a Synagogue Like a church, a synagogue also contains holy artefacts and representations. These include:The two tablets of the Ten Commandments, written in Hebrew
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Features of a Synagogue
Like a church, a synagogue also contains holy artefacts and representations. These include:
The two tablets of the Ten Commandments, written in Hebrew
These are the scrolls of the Torah; they are kept behind a curtain that is decorated with the banners of the tribes of Israel, this is found below the ark. Behind the curtain are the Torah scrolls in their cases. The scrolls are said to be "dressed". The scrolls are decorated with items which recall the roll of the priests in the temple.
There is also a large, raised, reader's platform called the bimah, where the Torah is read and from where the services are centered in synagogues.
The Breast piece The Rimmonim
This is the view of an entire Synagogue from the inside
There is a pulpit facing the congregation for the use of the rabbi, from and a pulpit facing the Ark where the rabbi stands while leading the prayer service.
Above the Ark is a light which always burns it signifies eternal light.
Melissa Parvis 4W
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