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What Is a Bimah? Originally Published March 22-23, 2019.

A bimah (בִּימָה) is an elevated platform.  Used in a synagogue it is, in church English, a pulpit.  In modern Hebrew “bimah” also refers to a stage.  In ancient and Orthodox churches, it is also used to refer to a pulpit (bema).  It was also the term used in ancient Athens for a orator’s platform.  […]

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