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The Kingdom of God in the Little Sanctuary

Bracha Yaniv

in The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses whether the visual manifestation of the Torah ark as the Throne of Glory symbolizes God's presence and analyses the base and the upper section of the ark. It examines arks that ... More


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


Construction and Design

Bracha Yaniv

in The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on carpentry and woodcarving as the artistic skills needed for the erection of a wooden Torah ark. It discloses how Jewish craftsmanship was restricted to professions necessary ... More


The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Bracha Yaniv

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The carved wooden Torah arks found in eastern Europe from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries were magnificent structures, unparalleled in their beauty and mystical significance. The work of ... More


Introduction

Bracha Yaniv

in The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter gives an overview of installed arks and synagogues that still existed at the beginning of the twentieth century but were destroyed in the two world wars. It mentions surviving ark doors ... More


Messianic Expectations

Bracha Yaniv

in The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about how the Temple is manifested in the synagogue through indirect motifs. It reviews events with motifs represented on the Torah arks that will take place concurrently with the ... More


Week Eleven

Jonathan Boyarin

in Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter relates a tense discussion about Zionism and Israeli archaeology. The controversial practice of allowing a Torah scroll to stand in for the missing “tenth man” is documented.


Historical and Cultural Background

Bracha Yaniv

in The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter illustrates the design of the eastern European wooden Torah ark from that has several characteristic elements, such as tall height, variety in form, and richness in iconography. It ... More


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

Bracha Yaniv

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764180
eISBN:
9781800343320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764180.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Richly illustrated and meticulously documented, this is the first comprehensive survey of synagogue textiles to be available in English. The book records their evolution from ancient times to the ... More


Jewish Life in Ruins

Jonathan Webber, Chris Schwarz, and Jason Francisco

in Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781786940872
eISBN:
9781800343382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940872.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on ruins as a key present-day reality of the Jewish heritage in Poland. It recounts the German occupation of Poland in the Second World War, in which about 90 percent of the ... More


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