The Crucifixion according to Chagall.
Yom Ha-Shoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, opened in Jerusalem on the eve of April 24 at Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem. A present exhibition at the Israel Museum, entitled “Behold the Man,” portrays Jesus as a Jew. Among the paintings is, The Yellow Crucifixion, by Mark Chagall. Jesus is identified with his suffering people. He is wearing tefillin (phylacteries).
A large Torah scroll is spread open as an extension of Jesus’ right arm, underscoring his identity as a Jew and teacher of Torah. Scenes of catastrophe appear below: the sinking ship with Jewish refugees, Jews fleeing and a shtetl going up in flames. On this day, together with Jesus, we remember, and we cry out, “Never Again.”
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