White Crucifixion

Today is the 121st anniversary of Marc Chagall’s birth. A great impressionist painter and sculptor, a Russian Jew, a man whose works sing to us of the faith of our fathers.

This particular painting may have shocked his Jewish fans, but should not have. It is a stark reminder that Christianity is a Jewish faith. Jesus Christ was a Jew; the Jewish Messiah. Note in particular the tallit, or prayer shawl. It provides a symbolic modesty for the most modest of men: God who became man to suffer and die for our sins.

God bless you, Marc Chagall.


One comment

  1. That’s cool. I’d not seen this nor really heard of Marc Chagall before.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Blessings to you!


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