Exploring Sacred Spaces Ep. 3: Tied to the Lectern – A Hasidic Tale

Posted by Levi Cooper on August 3, 2023
Topics: Exploring Sacred Spaces, The Maggid of Melbourne


Join the Maggid of Melbourne as he continues his exploration of where the Hazzan (prayer leader) stands as he leads prayers. Levi brings in a tale of a Hasidic man who ties himself to the lectern during their service, confusing everyone in the synagogue. With this in mind, we’ll continue to look into the architectural design of synagogues, and how such stories can impact the architectural decisions we make.

Credits: Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – Pardes Faculty

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more. You can find books written by Levi by clicking here

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