Love of the Land

For the week ending 1 November 2008 / 3 Heshvan 5769

Even Shatiyah Where It All Began

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

In the Holy of Holies in the Beit Hamikdash there was a stone called Even Shatiyah (Foundation Stone) on which rested the Holy Ark. Even after the Ark was removed, the stone was the surface upon which incense was offered on Yom Kippur.

Rabbi Yossi explains the name given to this stone:

"It was from this stone that the universe was founded."

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