Levy uses a pared-down modern style and bold patterning to capture the joyous spirit of the Jewish festival of Simchat Torah when the complete reading of the Torah for the year is marked and celebrated, before the readings begin again. As the rabbis parade the Torah scrolls around the synagogue, they dance and sing and the fringes of their robes (tallitot) swing exuberantly.


  • Title: Two Rabbis Carrying the Scrolls of the Law
  • Creator: Emmanuel Levy
  • Date Created: 1943
  • Physical Dimensions: 75.5 x 60 cm
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: © Emmanuel Levy estate
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Art Form: painting
  • Support: canvas

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