Know Before WhomTuesday, July 23, 2013
When we go to services in Jackson, we attend Beth Israel -- my post from last week about our visit to KKBE in Charleston made me think of the BI -- first of all, BI is just mid-century wonderfulness:
Although established in 1860, the congregation moved here to Old Canton Road in 1967.
Whereas the centuries-old KKBI had this above its ark -- 'Know Before Whom Thou Standest':
Beth Israel has this on the wall diagonal from the ark:
And my home synagogue has it (more about the phrase here) in Hebrew above its ark, too, which can be transliterated as 'Da Lifnei Mi Atah Omed':