Bimah is a Hebrew name that means “high place”. Like the bima, the bimah is a raised platform used for reading Torah or leading prayers in a synagogue. The bimah is often located in the center of the sanctuary, and is typically wood-paneled or covered in ornate textiles. In addition to its liturgical function, the bimah is also used for special events such as weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs. The use of a bimah in Jewish worship dates back to the Second Temple period, and has evolved over time to become an essential element of synagogue design and function.


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