A new show at the Israel Museum illustrates the extensive presence of Jesus in Jewish and Israeli art. But when it comes to explaining the attraction to this figure, the thrust of the exhibition is misguided.
Christians and Jews
Though Jesus has traditionally been a taboo subject among observant Jews, he has served as a common theme for modern Jewish painters and writers. Now the Israel Museum is devoting an exhibition to portraying the way local artists have engaged in dialogue with 'that person'.
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