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"Adoration of the Moon" (1944)
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 32 inches
Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York, New York
 

 Adoration of the Moon
 

Adoration of the Moon depicts a group of Chassidim celebrating Rosh Hodesh, the beginning of the new moon, a ritual that must be performed out-of-doors in view of the waxing moon. This ritual dance is especially sacred during the first Rosh Hodesh after Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. next...


 

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