on April 11, 2006
These windows are pretty neat. Each window is a symbolic representation of one of the 12 tribes of Judah. There are four sides to the roof of the synagogue and three windows on each side. Jewish tradition does not allow the use of the human figure in art so it is fascinating how Chagall tells the story without using the human figure (although he does cheat a bit).It is also interesting to hear the story of how people protected the windows during the war.The windows are truly inspiring, and the longer that you look at them the more symbolism of the different tribes you can pick out. It's awesome.
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