Building a Mikdash Me’at
The Rabbis of the Talmud remind us that after the destruction of the Temple, Jews were called upon to create a mikdash me’at (small sanctuary), extending God’s presence in the world through the building of synagogues and houses of study, and even welcoming the Divine into our homes. In this moment of isolation for so many, in which we are disconnected from the physical spaces most closely identified with holiness, we are again called upon to establish small sanctuaries in our homes. How can we prepare physically, mentally, and spiritually for this transformation? How does this inform the ways in which we think about sacred space more broadly? Join us as we dive deeper.