6 The Kohanim brought the Aron Brit Hashem to its place underneath the wings of the cherubim, in the Shrine of the House, in the Holy of Holies;
va-ya-VEE-u ha-ko-ha-NEEM et a-RON b’-reet a-do-NAI el m’-ko-MO el d’-VEER ha-BA-yit el KO-desh ha-ko-da-SHEEM el TA-khat kan-FAY ha-k’-ru-VEEM
8:6 The Kohanim brought the Aron Brit Hashem
The Holy Ark is brought from the City of David to the holiest place on earth: the Holy of Holies in the Beit Hamikdash. While the entire Har Habayit is endowed with a high degree of spirituality, the Temple’s courtyard is infused with a higher level, and the interior of the Beit Hamikdash itself with an even higher one. But the highest level of sanctity is found inside the Holy of Holies, the innermost room of Temple. The only person ever allowed to enter this chamber is the Kohen Gadol (כהן גדול), ‘High Priest,’ and only on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, as part of the special service of the day. The Ark of the Covenant, which contains the Tablets of the Law, is placed there upon the “Foundation Stone,” which is, according to the Sages of the Talmud (Yoma 54b), where the creation of the world began. It is the same location where Avraham was willing to sacrifice Yitzchak (Genesis 22), and the site where the Ark will again rest in the Third Beit Hamikdash.