Religious and Educational Use of the Synagogue

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The synagogue preserved and passed down the heritage of the Hebrew Bible and developed as an educational institution for the transmission of Jewish rabbinic tradition.

In the Old Testament it is impossible to separate religion from education. No ancient society subscribed to the modern notion of the "secular. " The Jewish community as a whole was responsible for the education of children and youth, which took place in the synagogue. The later instruction of youth in the Bible and the Talmud...


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