Posts tagged "anti-Semitism"

SLIDESHOW: Marc Chagall's 'Four Seasons' in Chicago

SLIDESHOW: Marc Chagall's 'Four Seasons' in Chicago
Marc Chagall’s mosaic Four Seasons in Chicago, which is permanently installed outdoors in Chase Tower plaza, or Exelon plaza — the rectangular area bounded by Clark, Dearborn, Madison, and Monroe streets — is packed with symbolism. Those who are familiar with the works of the Russian Jewish artist, Chagall (1887 – 1985), particularly White Crucifixion (1938) which can be... Read more »

The 'having Jewish friends' defense to anti-Semitism charges

The 'having Jewish friends' defense to anti-Semitism charges
Writing on Gérard de Villiers in the New York Times Magazine, Robert F. Worth observes, “But his reputation as a racist and anti-Semite is largely myth; one of his closest friends is Claude Lanzmann, the Jewish leftist and director of ‘Shoah,’ the landmark Holocaust documentary.” Marshaling the “some of his best friends are Jewish” argument... Read more »
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