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Intern’s Choice: Procession of the Law Painting

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We asked our interns to choose their favourite objects in the museum. Mila chose ‘The Procession of the Law’ Painting. This oil painting shows a Synagogue scene at the festival of Simchat Torah, believed to be set in the Synagogue at Livorno, Italy in 1850.

This beautiful oil painting shows a special Jewish celebration called Simchat Torah which takes place in synagogues once a year. Simchat Torah (Rejoicing of the Torah) is a day of great celebration when the yearly cycle of Torah readings ends and a new cycle begins. All the Torah scrolls are removed from the Ark and paraded around the Synagogue in a series of seven circuits with singing and dancing. Watch this video to find out more.

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