Adi Nes, untitled, 1999.

A Rabbi, a Wandering Jew, a Martyr: Jesus in 'Israeli' Art

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.

In an era of widespread spiritual awakening and in the midst of religious wars in the Middle East, an exhibition that deals with the image of Jesus in Israeli art is timely, if not to say urgent. Tracing...

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