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.