So many synagogues in Jerusalem

For observant Jews – and few places come more observant than Jerusalem – the Shabbat and Festivals are days out of time.

By JACOB SOLOMON
October 10, 2019 21:57
So many synagogues in  Jerusalem

So many synagogues in Jerusalem. (photo credit: JACOB SOLOMON)

Friday afternoon and the sun begins to set. The traffic thins out. Numerous individuals and families make their way to their local synagogue, the Jewish place of worship. The descending wings of tradition’s two angels escorting the opening of Shabbat are almost palpable every Erev Shabbat, every Shabbat eve.

For observant Jews – and few places are more observant than Jerusalem – Shabbat and the festivals are days out of time. Cars, phones and other worldly concerns are put to one side. The synagogue, the special meals and the Torah reading specific to the occasion all come into their own.

Read More...


Related Content

Cookie Settings