marc chagall

The White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall

Jesus in Jewish Art

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

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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