"Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur"
An 1878 painting by Maurycy Gottlieb depicting Ashkenazi Jews praying in the synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Traditional elements shown include tallit, the torah, kippot and the separation of men and women in the synagogue. The artist has painted himself among the people of his hometown of Drohobych.
Painting by Maurycy Gottlieb
Candidate, Picture of the Year 2006
1680 x 1050
Original at Tel Aviv Museum of Art
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