Monday, September 21, 2015

Yoram Raanan's work inspired by worship in the synagogues

CHABAD
The Torah Scroll - "Ki MiTzion" by Yoram Raanan
After the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis endorsed the idea of creating individual places of worship to accommodate the dispersed Jewish population. The synagogue came to take over some of the functions of the Temple and was sometimes called Mikdash Me’at or the “Little Temple.” The focal feature of every synagogue is the ark which holds the Torah scrolls. Three times a week, when the scrolls are taken out of the Ark for the weekly portion to be read, the words "Ki MiZion tetzei torah u'dvar Hashem miYerushalayim" are sung in a melodious tune. [link]