The Magdala Stone- This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Judaism!

Magdala Stone Yael Yolovich/Israel Antiquities Authority

Magdala Stone
Yael Yolovich/Israel Antiquities Authority

“When she first saw the stone, ‘they say I stood there for three hours.'”

The Magdala Stone is a large carved stone found in an ancient Synagogue in Magdala, the namesake of Mary Magdalene and a city in Galilee that Jes

us may very well have taught in. The altar-like stone offers yet another example of how the current understanding of how Jews worshiped has been brought into question.

The stone is carved with temple symbols including a seven-branch menorah.

A Carved Stone Block Upends Assumptions About Ancient Judaism

 

Other Links:

Magdala.org

Ancient Synagogue Unearthed in Magdala

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