Podcast: Jewish Architecture: A Stage for Jewish Liturgy

How cultures shaped Jewish architecture and how it evolved as a shrine for the religion

Jewish religious architecture is central to the Jewish religion. Across the centuries, Jewish temples and synagogues have been treated as symbols of hope, representations of collective memory, and focal points of conflict. They are built around the Jewish way of life and in turn, define it.
What are the foundations of Jewish architecture? And what cultures and ideologies have shaped it?

With particular reference to Herod’s Temple, these are questions that Professor Steven Fine, Director at the Center for Israel Studies at Yeshiva University, discusses in this podcast, based on the Brill publication Jewish Religious Architecture: From Biblical Israel to Modern Judaism.

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