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It was recently brought to our attention by Pedro, a reader of Call Me Jorge..., that the National Catholic Reporter published a story, Pope's favorite painting returns to Chicago after seven-month exile, which contains some interesting revelations in it.
For those unfamiliar with the White Crucifixion, Jorge Bergoglio remarked about it in Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words in two places. The first, on page 27, was when he was discussing what he believes Our Lord's Crucifixion represents. Jorge says, "White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall, who was a Jewish believer, is not cruel but hopeful. Pain is depicted there with serenity. To my mind, it's one of the most beautiful things he painted." Later in the book on page 153 he is asked by the author what his favorite painting is. Jorge replies, "White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall."
The best source on Francis' favorite piece of art, the White Crucifixion, is the excellent Maurice Pinay Blog. Some of his most interesting posts on this topic are linked to at the bottom of this entry.
Now onto the reveals from the National Catholic Reporter article by Menachem Wecker. (Click here to read full article) As usual, the underlines and bold are ours.
...Under newly consistent light and amid the slick renovation, Chagall's Jesus wears a sort of turban on his head, and instead of a loincloth he dons a Jewish prayer shawl, or a tallit. Surrounding the central crucifixion scene, a synagogue burns to the right, rabbis fly in the air above (where one might expect angels), and a pogrom ensues to the left. Above Jesus' head, on the titulus, Chagall writes the Latin acronym "INRI" and, in jumbled Hebrew and Aramaic, "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews."
Whether Chagall, who grew up with extensive Jewish instruction despite the multitude of errors in many of his Hebrew inscriptions, knew that the way he spelled Jesus' name in Hebrew also doubled as the rabbinic acronym "May his name and his memory be wiped out" is debatable. But it's certainly clear that the work "owns" Jesus as a Jew. And as the Art Institute website observes, it aims to "dramatically call attention to the persecution and suffering of the Jews in 1930s Germany."
..."In this painting, Jesus is at the center of some of the most horrific suffering Chagall can imagine," she said. "And he is not just among the suffering, but truly identified as one of the suffering."
..."The appropriation of Jesus as a Jew is an implicit criticism of Catholicism for viewing the Jew as other, for not recognizing one's own suffering in that of the Jews. Taking over Christian iconography is a critical move," she said. "For the pope, the Jewish Christ may be enough to make the point about the failure of the church, and this might well speak to him."
..."The painting comes out of the movement, particularly among Yiddish-speaking, nonreligious Jews, to see Jesus as sharing in the sufferings of Jews at the hands of Christians. However, few, if any, Christians are really aware of this movement," he said.
Most Christians will interpret the painting as displaying a direct link between Jesus' suffering and Jewish persecution during the Holocaust, according to Pawlikowski. But that can lead Christians to identify "themselves as victims, especially of the Nazis, rather than as a community of faith that contributed to Jewish suffering over the centuries," he said. "The painting, as moving as it is, can send an inaccurate message."
Dear reader, did you catch all that?
Marc Chagall grew up in the Hasidic community of Liozna near Vitebsk. His family was ultra religious and Vitebsk was a Hasidic center which derived its culture from the esoteric Kabbalah. Throughout his life, Chagall sought out the advice of Lubutavicher rabbis. Here in this work, Chagall writes the rabbinic acronym found in the Talmud for Christ which means,
"May his name and his memory be wiped out"
It is fitting Francis has said this is his favorite painting as everything Francis says he is doing for Christ turns in the end to result in the denigration of Christ. It is just like the White Crucifixion.
The rabbis that visited Francis on 13 February 2014 as part of the American Jewish Committee are in on this. As Rabbi Noam E. Marans recollects,
"When representatives of the American Jewish Committee met recently with Pope Francis at the Vatican, we presented him a copy of the Jewish Museum exhibit book inside an artistic and inscribed box. We showed him page 105, where a print of “White Crucifixion” is included because of its relevance to the exhibit.The pope was moved by our recognition of his emotional connection to the painting, and responded with a joyous smile."Chagall through the White Crucifixion is performing alchemy. Swapping Christ for the counterfeit jewish people and the counterfeit jewish people for Christ. Not only does Chagall do this but he also substitutes the degenerate hasidic values for catholic values. A feat any Renaissance era alchemist would have been proud to have performed. This is the same level of alchemy practiced by Freud and his fellow compatriots with the then new field of psychotherapy.
Don't think the Novus Ordo church is ignorant of this. It has adopted the rabbinical sorcery and the saintings of John Paul II and John XXIII are the most recent practice of this magic. With a sleight of hand and an assist from the rabbis, the Vatican hierarchy has made the Novus Ordo church's faith start with the poisonous Second Vatican Council. Now through this infallible act catholics throughout the world are commanded to pray to two heretical saints.
By the time Francis gets finished with his reign in the Vatican, the Novus Ordo church will resemble a synagogue and the Vatican a shtetl.
"But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?"
Please say take a moment to say the Act of Reparation for Blasphemies Uttered Against the Holy Name or one of these prayers (click here) in reparation for this most grievous sin against the Most Holy Name of Jesus the Christ.
Act of Reparation for Blasphemies Uttered Against the Holy Name
“O Jesus, my Savior and Redeemer, Son of the living God, behold, we kneel before Thee and offer Thee our reparation; we would make amends for all the blasphemies uttered against Thy holy name, for all the injuries done to Thee in the Blessed Sacrament, for all the irreverence shown toward Thine immaculate Virgin Mother, for all the calumnies and slanders spoken against Thy spouse, the holy Catholic and Roman Church. O Jesus, who has said: “If you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you,” we pray and beseech Thee for all our brethren who are in danger of sin; shield them from every temptation to fall away from the true faith; save those who are even now standing on the brink of the abyss; to all of them give light and knowledge of the truth, courage and strength for the conflict with evil, perseverance in faith and active charity! For this do we pray, most merciful Jesus, in Thy name, unto God the Father, with whom Thou livest and reignest in the unity of the Holy Ghost world without end. Amen.”
- NOTES -
The Talmudic acronym YESHU for Jesus Christ which means
"may his name and his memory be blotted out."
No crown of thorns for Our Lord, instead a turban and blasphemous YESHU above his head.
Close-up of Chagall's painting in which YESHU can clearly be seen.
- Maurice Pinay's posts on the importance of the White Crucifixion -
- Pope Francis' Favorite Painting
- Pope Francis' 'Modernist' Hasidism
- Why Does Pope Francis Promote the Hasidic Painting, "The White Crucifixion"?
- Counterfeit Israel's Counterfeit Jesus
- More on Hasidic Painter, Marc Chagall's Golem 'Jesus' Resurrected by Pope Francis
- Wrapping Up Bergoglio's Love and Promotion For Chagall's Hasidic 'Christ'