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 […]