Tuesday, September 22, 2015
On this Kol Nidre night, I'll write about the biggest artifact from the Old Sanctuary, the aron kodesh or ark. I had never heard that phrase before I started this project. It was bought for quite a price ($1100) in 1907 from a local cabinet maker. That's all I know about how it was made.
It's now in the chapel at De Hirsdch-Sinai. It's somehow out of place. A question about the remodel of that difficult space, who knows what will become of it.
I want a good image; I asked a photographer friend if he would take a picture. I also got in touch with a faculty member crucial to my project and set up a meeting. This picture was taken by my phone on a recent visit.
I'll do better.
I went to Erev Rosh Hashonah this year, Dennis is good for one service. Plus the China president is in town and apparently the traffic is a complete mess not far from the location of the service.