Ark (Hekhál)

Title

Ark (Hekhál)

Subject

Touro Synagogue - Interior

Description

The Torah ark or ark in a synagogue is known in Hebrew as the Aron Kodesh by the Ashkenazim and as the Hekhál amongst most Sefardim. It is generally a receptacle, or ornamental closet, which contains each synagogue's Torah scrolls (Sifrei Torah in Hebrew). In most cases, when possible, the ark is located on the wall of the synagogue closest to Jerusalem

Identifier

TS-0030

Files

Ark-Open.jpg

Citation

“Ark (Hekhál),” Colonial Jewish Newport, accessed June 24, 2017, http://aojd.omeka.net/items/show/30.