Love of the Land

For the week ending 21 February 2009 / 27 Shevat 5769

Lishkat Hagazit Seat of the Sanhedrin

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll


As one takes a tour of the tunnels next to the Western Wall he takes note of the signs indicating which part of the Beit Hamikdash was not far away from where he is now standing.

Using his imagination he can picture himself standing near the Lishkat Hagazit, the office in which sat the Sanhedrin. In the week when we read Parshat Mishpatim and all of its many laws, a memory is inspired of the Lishkat Hagazit which housed the highest court of the Jewish people.

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