The Keruvim In The Garden: Part I/2

Angels In The Tabernacle?

Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman


The keruvim, or cherubs, appear in the Tabernacle in three different places. In this two-part series, Rabbi Fohrman asks: what is the meaning of these keruvim? To answer, he brings us back to the original keruvim in the Torah, the angels who guarded the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve were expelled.

By connecting these parallel references to angels, Rabbi Fohrman uncovers a hidden meaning in the design of the Tabernacle. Behind the Tabernacle's angels lies a blueprint on how to bring God back into this world and create a home for him in our lives.