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1. A transverse space in a church a few steps above the floor of the nave and aisles, and separating them from the apse.
2. In a synagogue, a raised pulpit from which the Torah (Holy Bible) is read.
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(78) Temple Emanu-El has two freestanding, seven-branched menorahs on the bimah alone (Figure 3), and many more appear elsewhere in the building as decorative motifs.
Marzouk told Lurie he had first seen the Codex as a child at the Moussa al Dar'i on Yom Kippur, when it was placed on the bimah and the congregation filed past it.
The first restoration project he did at the synagogue was of its bimah -- the raised platform in the sanctuary where the Torah is read.
This would obviate the need for women to go up to the bimah in the men's section.
His interpretations of popular and liturgical music raised the audience's fervor so that many people were snaking their way and dancing through the aisles and on the bimah of Ohav Shalom's sanctuary.
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His eight-year-old son was often called upon to mount the bimah at shabbat prayer in the synagogue to deliver the scholarly sermon, the d'var Torah when his father was indisposed.
The wooden canopied bimah was not in the middle of the shul, but--in Sephardic fashion--just to the right of the entrance doorway.
Intricately carved, gilded wood adorned the bimah (pulpit) on one end of the rectangular room; at the other end, the aron, the cabinet where the Torahs (Hebrew Bible scrolls) are stored, was constructed of the same gilded wood.
And when I come to the bimah, I want to be able to sing in my song, in my soul, let it be.
He was this very earthy, very physical man, and when I'm giving a massage I sometimes feel I am him, more so than when I'm on the bimah, even though he was a rabbi.