MY TAPESTRIES: 37 SERIES > Anticipations
– Presence in a Sacred Space
A sanctuary can inspire, distract, and even detract. The first sanctuary was meticulously built according to God’s directions during the Israelites’ wandering in the wilderness about 3500 years ago. Since then, many and different sensibilities have manifested themselves in architectural style, interior layout, building materials, and execution of ritual objects. But taste regarding decor aside, this special meeting place is defined by the presence of the Torah and the people holding on to it, to the Tree of Life.