Oseh Shalom

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Adding Color to Our Biblical Midrash

April 16, 2023    
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Midrash and Marc Chagall: What Color is the Bible? –led by Rabbi Emeritus Gary Fink. Was the Red Sea really red when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt? What does Marc Chagall’s portrayal of Passover themes reveal about his life experience and vision? How does Chagall’s art show the interconnection of Passover themes in both Jewish and Christian traditions? How would you portray the creation of man and woman, and what does that say about you? What color was Jacob’s dream and did he dream in color? Between 1956 to 1966, Marc Chagall painted a series of large canvases depicting popular Biblical narratives. Join Rabbi Emeritus Gary Fink for a creative, interactive look at these paintings in light of Biblical narratives, Rabbinic midrash, and your imagination. The first session will deal with Passover-themed art and the second will focus on other Biblical narratives. The class will be held on Sunday April 9 (Hol Hamoed Passover & Easter Sunday) and Sunday April 16, from 10:30-11:30am at Oseh Shalom. Expertise in Torah text or art history is not necessary.

This is a Life Long Learning Event.