graphic kodashim




The Altar and the Ark of the Covenant portray ancient sacrificial law.
Kodashim is Hebrew for holy things.
(Tifereth Israel, Columbus, Ohio)

Excerpt from Stained Glass Quarterly article dated Fall 1989

Kodashim is Hebrew meaning holy things. Kodashim deals with the sacrificial rights of Jewish law. The offering of sacrifices was discontinued with the destruction of the Temple, but the study of Kodashim has been kept alive in part because of Judaism's stress on the importance of learning. Another reason is the hope that the Temple will be rebuilt which would restore the sacrificial cult. Yet another reason is the belief that the study of sacrificial law is equally as valid as the sacrificial act. The importance of studying such details is expressed by the idea that, "...ritual law of the Torah has for its purpose the religious and moral perfection of humanity."

Sacrificial law is firmly connected to the ancient Temple. Temple activities revolved around the Altar, which along with the Ark of the Covenant, has been portrayed in the Kodashim window.




Architectural Stained Glass Artistry
Architectural Stained Glass Artistry




Next Window




Architectural Stained Glass Design

Architectural Stained Glass Design

Paintings of Curt Doll

Paintings of Curt Doll

Fine Art Prints and Paintings

Fine Art Prints and Paintings

Home Page of Art & Design

Home Page of Art & Design

Architectural Stained Glass Design