You shall keep My Sabbaths and honor My Sanctuary. I am the L‑rd. (Leviticus 26:2)

After the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, the focus of Divine service was transferred to synagogues. The most revered part of the synagogue is the aron kodesh, which commemorates the ark that was in the Temple. In synagogues, the parochet, the curtain which covers the ark, is reminiscent of the curtain that concealed the Holy of Holies in the Temple. In this painting, the curtains covering the ruby ark have an oriental flavor, and the Torah scrolls are dressed in ornamental coverings. Thick luscious impasto creates the feeling of jewels and gems, and the preciousness of the inner sanctuary.