Carta’s Illustrated Encyclopedia
of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem
By Israel Ariel & Chaim Richman
TRANSLATED from the Hebrew ByYehoshua Wertheimer
270 pages, Illustrated, 9 ½” x 12 ½”
This is a comprehensive visual exploration of the Holy Temple, its sacred vessels, and the Divine service. Hundreds of beautiful color pictures, with informative and lucid captions, shed light on a variety of fascinating Temple related issues: the saga of Mount Moriah; the history of the Temple from the desert to the destruction; the Temple’s structure; the sacred vessels and instruments; the priestly vestments; women in the Temple; the Divine service; the High Holidays and Pilgrim Festivals; and more. This encyclopedia, because of its profound content and striking beauty, evinces something of the Holy Temple’s original splendor and glory, and thus bestows majesty and distinction upon the sanctuary and the Divine service that was performed there throughout the year.
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