3 ShemaHear O Israel, the Lord is our God. The Lord alone. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And Love your neighbor as yourself. Amen.
4 7 items in a SynagogueMikveh – for ceremonial washing and baptism
5 7 items in a Synagogue Mikveh – for ceremonial washing and baptism 2. Torah Closet – for holding community copy of the Scriptures – 1 copy could cost as much as a house
6 Orientation of Synagogue The orientation of the synagogue depended on where the Torah Closet was locatedDid not matter where the people enteredBefore 70 A.D. – a synagogue faced some way other than East.This was to honor Jerusalem, the Temple faced east.After 70 A.D. – a synagogue faced toward Jerusalem, the Temple was destroyed.
8 7 items in a Synagogue Mikveh – for ceremonial washing and baptism Torah Closet – for holding community copy of the Scriptures – 1 copy could cost as much as a houseBema – raised stone wherereader read Scripture
10 7 items in a synagogue Mikveh – for ceremonial washing and baptism Torah Closet – for holding community copy of the Scriptures – 1 copy could cost as much as a houseBema – raised stone wherereader read ScriptureColonnade – pillars for roof
17 Order of Worship Go to Mikveh Enter synagogue as families Caretaker starts the serviceStand for Shema and prayersimilar to Lord’s prayerBringing out Torah scrollSilence in reverenceDancing and singing as it is opened
18 Order of Worship Torah is read and then closed -Solemn moment and cryingHaftarah is read – other scripture writingsTestimony given - by reader-truth of the passage, not explaining itQuestions could be askedBenediction-Someone who traces their line to AaronFreewill gift as they leave
19 Luke 4:14-30 Jesus goes to Nazareth for Shabbat (Sabbath) He participates in the worship serviceOnly those from the community could participateHe was scheduled to sit in Moses’ SeatScheduled reading was Isaiah 61:1-2What did Jesus leave out?
20 What else was omitted from story? What was the Torah readingThe schedule is very clearParashat Nitzatim – Deuteronomy 29:9-11Carefully follow the terms of this covenant so that you may prosper in everything you do. All of you are standing today in the presence of the Lord your God – your leaders and chief men, your elders and officials, and all the other men of Israel, together with your children and your wives, and the aliens living in your camps who chop your wood and carry your water.
21 People’s reaction What did they think of his explanation? They LOVED it!! Verse 22What got them upset?What kind of mindset did they have?Kanah – passion, zeal, even violence?They started the first step in stoning himWhat blasphemy were they stoning him for?He left and moved to Capernaum – Matthew 4:13
22 Next weekParable of the Good SamaritanLuke 10:25-37Mark 12:28-34