October 11, 2016
Rembrandt (After), Jews in the Synagogue, 19th century, etching, 2 7/8 x 5 3/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.
Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Observance traditionally includes a day of fasting and prayer. and in services in synagogues. The day is a day of repentance and atonement.