As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
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David and Saul (1951) oil on canvas by Avraham Naton – Courtesy Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Solitude (1933) oil on canvas by Marc Chagall – Courtesy Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
The Sacrifice of Isaac (1987) Corten Steel by Menashe Kadishman – Courtesy Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Problems arise. The artist states “Neither do I consider the story of the sacrifice of Isaac as signifying a divine command or decree of G-d. For me, it symbolizes the fear of the individual to defy the dictates of society and its conventions.” Not surprisingly, he understands that a man that sacrifices his son sacrifices himself, i.e. his entire future.
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