Ritual Objects in the Jerusalem Temple

Menorah, altar, incense stand, showbread table, and more.

The Book of Eicha: Faith in a Whirlwind

At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.

What To Expect At Synagogue Services on Saturday Morning

A guide for bar/bat mitzvah guests and other newcomers to Sabbath worship.

Highlights of the Shabbat Morning Synagogue Service

The major parts of the Saturday morning service.

Sanctuary Eyes

Why do synagogue sanctuaries have windows?

Judaism after the Temple

Coping with destruction and building for the future.

Haftarah for Parashat HaHodesh

Ezekiel presents regulations to be observed in the Third Temple.
Ashkenazic custom: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18
Sephardic custom: Ezekiel 45:18-46:15

Haftarah for Terumah

How to build a Temple: Follow the instruction book.

What Is A Bimah?

The focal point of the synagogue sanctuary.

King Solomon

Son of King David, builder of the Temple, author of three biblical works and the wisest of men, Solomon looms large in Jewish tradition — and beyond.