Master Dances, Too

1999
acryic, ink, collage on canvas
49" x 72"
9000
Master Dances, Too

One Simhat Torah evening, the Baal Shem himself danced together with his congregation. He took the scroll of the Torah in his hand and danced with it. Then he laid the scroll aside and danced without it. At this moment, one of his disciples who was intimately acquainted with his gestures, said to his companions: "Now our master has laid aside the visible, dimensional teachings and has taken the spiritual teachings unto himself."