I've Always Wondered
Did I Go to Shul, Temple, or Synagogue? Or Was It Something Else? Originally Published February 1-2, 2019.

Of course our experience of our praying spaces is always “something else”!    Used to be our assembly houses were known as exactly that - assembly houses, batei kenesset.  They were also referred to, in more reverence, as kehillot kodesh, holy communities.  The Greek word “synagogue” (συναγωγή)  means “assembly,” and we have adopted that word […]

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