RLG100- Lecture 15 - - study of scripture - becomes the...

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- study of scripture - becomes the whole mark of piety in Judaism; after destruction of second temple scripture gains great centrality. - emphasis on formal laws, rituals, rules of conduct as a new way of living out the covenant with God (instead of Temple) - SYNAGOGUES instead of temples - people perform communal prayers there, no matter where synagogue is - emphasis on communal worship - Greek root means 'assembly' or 'gathering' - during Diaspora, synagogues existed for ppl who didn't have access to second temple -after 70ce, Synagogues now have some commemorating ceremonies of temple, and people pray there times a day as in the covenant - but prayer outside ie at work etc also acceptable now - by 2nd and 3rd centuries, evolved specific arhitecture that characterizes them: - people praying face east - and in that wall is an indent for the Torah (or in holy land, plaque reading 'East'/Mizrah) - the Torah niche then became an elaborate ark that permanently houses the Torah - an ner tamid - 'eternal lamp' then came to be placed above it
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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