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Ark, The (Temple's)

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A golden box containing the tablets with the Ten Commandments, the ark stood in the Holy of Holies, the Temple’s innermost sanctum.
Learn about the essential role of the Holy Ark in the Beit HaMikdash and the golden faced Keruvim stationed above the ark. We also examine the competing views of Hillel and Shammai: abnegation vs. cultivation.
The Holy Ark in the Mishkan (Divine Sanctuary) had many features that contain numerous layers of meaning and symbolism.
The "Battery" of the Holy Temple
This class is all about the Holy Ark, which contained the “Ten Commandments”, and the Cherubim that were placed on top of it. Discover some incredible details about this most sacred Jewish artifact–including what its true function was (and is!), as well a...
How to Study Torah - Terumah
What did the Ark in the Holy of Holies look like? The commentaries on the Torah discuss the design of the Ark and its unusual lid upon which were two golden Cherubs.
A Taste of Text—Terumah
The Tabernacle was to be built by every man, woman and child. Even a Jew who may appear to be a sinner is still obligated and capable of building a dwelling for G‑d.
A Textual Analysis of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah
A precise textual analysis of ch. 4, halacha 1 of Rambam's "Laws of the Chosen House" (Hilchos Beis HaBechira) considers the historical role of the Ark in the Temple as well as its location today. (Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 21)
The significance of the Ark (Aron) in the Mishkan
I’m not a historian, I am not an architect, and I do not find myself interested in exactly how each fiber of linen was sewn. What am I supposed to learn from these teachings?
Question: I have read in Exodus 25 that the Holy Ark measured 2½ x 1½ x 1½ cubits. What was the symbolism of the half measures? Answer: Here is a beautiful insight that I saw in the writings of Rabbi Isaiah Halevi Horowitz (16th century): The Ark containe...
The mishkan – the holy sanctuary – contained various sacred articles, but chief amongst them is the Holy Ark containing the two tablets. Join us as we probe the depth of this holy vessel.
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