- 1 What were the responsibilities of the ruler of the synagogue?
- 2 What were the three main purposes of a synagogue at the time of Jesus?
- 3 What was the primary purpose of the original synagogues?
- 4 Who is a synagogue leader?
- 5 Why did Jairus come to Jesus?
- 6 Where in the Bible is the woman with the issue of blood?
- 7 What did Jesus say in the synagogue?
- 8 What are the main features of a synagogue?
- 9 What was a synagogue in Jesus day?
- 10 What was the origin of the Sabbath day and what was it a sign of?
- 11 What is a B not mitzvah?
- 12 Why is the synagogue so important?
- 13 What is the largest synagogue in the world?
- 14 How do they worship in a synagogue?
What were the responsibilities of the ruler of the synagogue?
The ‘leader of the synagogue’ (NRSV, Luke 8: 41) was an official appointed by the elders to look after the building, its contents, and its arrangements for worship.
What were the three main purposes of a synagogue at the time of Jesus?
Throughout the Gospels we hear stories of Jesus entering into synagogues to read scriptures, to teach, and to heal.
What was the primary purpose of the original synagogues?
Tradition holds that the synagogue was established to provide an alternative for those who were unable to travel to the temple in Jerusalem. The absence of sacrificial rites, the rise of rabbinic teachings and the ceremonial reading of the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) gave the synagogue its unique character.
Who is a synagogue leader?
In individual religious congregations or synagogues, the spiritual leader is generally the rabbi. Rabbis are expected to be taught in both the Talmud and the Shulkhan Arukh (Code of Jewish Law) as well as many other classical texts of Jewish scholarship.
Why did Jairus come to Jesus?
Jairus, the official from the local synagogue, had heard about Jesus’ reputation as a miracle worker and begged him to cure his sick daughter. Jesus was on his way to Jairus’ house when he was interrupted by a woman who touched his cloak to cure her bleeding.
Where in the Bible is the woman with the issue of blood?
Jesus healing the bleeding woman (or “woman with an issue of blood” and other variants) is one of the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels (Matthew 9:20–22, Mark 5:25–34, Luke 8:43–48).
What did Jesus say in the synagogue?
Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, ” What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly.
What are the main features of a synagogue?
A typical synagogue contains an ark (where the scrolls of the Law are kept), an “eternal light” burning before the ark, two candelabra, pews, and a raised platform (bimah), from which scriptural passages are read and from which, often, services are conducted.
What was a synagogue in Jesus day?
Who supervised these synagogues and what were their services like during that time? Victor L. Ludlow, assistant professor of ancient scripture, Brigham Young University: The synagogue was a Jewish religious institution long before Jesus preached in the synagogues of Capernaum and Nazareth.
What was the origin of the Sabbath day and what was it a sign of?
The word Sabbath comes from a Hebrew word meaning rest. Before the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Sabbath day commemorated God’s day of rest after He finished the Creation. It was a sign of the covenant between God and His people. It is a holy day ordained by God for us to rest from our daily labors and worship Him.
What is a B not mitzvah?
(B’not mitzvah is the plural of bat mitzvah and means that a group of girls or women is going through the rite. When more than one boy or a boy and a girl go through the ritual, it’s called b’nai mitzvah.)
Why is the synagogue so important?
The synagogue is the central point for life as a Jewish community- it is where many rites of passages take place. It is important as a place of study e.g. it is where a young boy/girl will learn Hebrew and study the Torah in preparation for their bar/bat mitzvahs.
What is the largest synagogue in the world?
Belz Great Synagogue, in Jerusalem, the largest synagogue in the world.
How do they worship in a synagogue?
Services at both Orthodox and Reform synagogues include the use of a prayer book called the Siddur. Services are often led by a rabbi, although in some synagogues anyone can lead the service. There may also be prayers, which might be sung.