The Nature of the Synagogue
Since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E.(AD), the synagogue has been the central communal building of Jewish life and prayer. The synagogue (from the Greek word synagein, means “to bring together”) requires only a place, either in doors or out doors to allow for the assembly of people, 10 males minimum for a quorum, to pray and listen to the Torah( The Law). Synagogues often can also serve as a place of study and assembly.

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