Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Sanctity of the Synagogue and Study Hall


"“You shall be in awe of My mikdash” - This refers to the sanctified places, after the Beit haMikdash is destroyed.

"It refers to the synagogues and study halls, which remain holy even though the Beit haMikdash is destroyed. It is said (Yechezkel 11:16), “And I have been for them a miniature sanctuary [in their exile],” and the sages explained this to mean, “These are the synagogues and study halls. (Megilah 29a)”"

(R' Ovadiah Seforno to Vayyikra 26:2)

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