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Chapter Five The Torah Ark Curtain and Valance

Bracha Yaniv

in Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764180
eISBN:
9781800343320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764180.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the Torah ark curtain (the parokhet) and the Torah ark valance (the kaporet). The parokhet came to be seen as conveying to worshippers the values that the ark and the Torah ... More


Reflections on the Bible and American Political Life

Mark A. Noll

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0013
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter looks at the establishment of a powerful common discourse based on biblical language and motifs, both Jewish and Christian, that reinforced American public and political culture. It ... More


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