Kenishta is a series devoted to the scholarly study of synagogue life. Since the destruction of the Second Temple until recent times, the synagogue has been the focus of Jewish life, serving both as a place for Jews to gather for prayer, and also as the center of Jewish community life and activity. Jewish poetry and music developed in the synagogue and religious beliefs were expressed in its architecture and art. The articles in this series provide new insight into these varied subjects. Includes comprehensive Hebrew and English bibliography of books and articles about synagogues, past and present.