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(RNS) The first U.S. exhibition exploring the “darker works” of Marc Chagall (1887-1985) shows a Jewish artist obsessed with Jesus.
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(RNS) While there have been other collections of religious pin-up men, the Orthodox Calendar aims to make a political point against the Orthodox churches that the creators say are complicit in trying to keep gays and lesbians in the closet.
Eight-day Jewish festival of lights; begins at sundown
Jewish Day of Atonement, holiest day of the year, marked by fasting; begins at sundown
Seven-day Jewish feast of the tabernacles; begins at sundown
Jewish celebration marking the end of one Torah reading cycle and the beginning of a new one; begins at sundown
Jewish New Year; two days; begins at sundown
Jewish commemoration of the destruction of the two Jerusalem Temples; begins at sundown