marc chagall

Marc Chagall and Jesus

Marc Chagall’s extensive repertoire of artwork, in which Jesus and the crucifixion is the central subject, assuredly begs the question: “What’s a nice Jewish boy like you doing painting a nice Jewish boy like him?” The artist’s preoccupation with Jesus as a symbol of Jewish suffering and deliverance provides much fuel for discussion from both […]

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The White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall

Jesus and Jewish Art
Author: Rich Robinson

It has become fashionable among the modern day Jewish historians to present that controversial Jew, Jesus, in a favorable light. Yet, depictions of Jesus in Jewish art and literature remain rare. To be sure, Jewish literature has portrayed the encounter between Jews and Christians, between the world of the Jew and the foreign world of […]

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The White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall

Jesus in Jewish Art
Author: Rich Robinson

It has become fashionable among the modern day Jewish historians to present that controversial Jew, Jesus, in a favorable light. Yet, depictions of Jesus in Jewish art and literature remain rare. To be sure, Jewish literature has portrayed the encounter between Jews and Christians, between the world of the Jew and the foreign world of […]

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Akedah
Author: Rich Robinson

In the painting of The Sacrifice of Isaac, Marc Chagall draws a parallel between the story of Isaac and that of Yeshua. In doing so, he is going back to the biblical account which has occupied a substantial place in Jewish thought: the Akedah, or Binding of Isaac. In Genesis 22, we read that God […]

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