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Gottlieb - Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur

"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

Desktop image created from Wikimedia Commons image

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Uploaded on August 8, 2009