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I have seen a moveable ark that a synagogue used in its "chapel" (small room used for daily minyanim). It was on wheels so that they could roll it into other rooms on occasion (like the library) for extra minyanim when there were overflow crowds. I don't think they were harkening back to the practice that you are referring too; it seemed like it was for ...


The Maharsha there s.v. על רגל אחת explains that Shamai was, in the two accounts in which he was holding the construction cubit (as he was not reported to be holding it in the first account), showing the questioner some important element of his response. The fellow who asked to be taught the entire Torah on one foot was being shown that just as a building ...

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