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August 15;  27 Av 5772 – 6 weeks and 3 days until erev Sukkot

August 15

27 Av 5772 – 6 weeks and 3 days until erev Sukkot

 

This week:  Re’eh / Ach Sameach / Chagall’s Dance

 

‘You shall make the festival of Sukkot for a seven-day period, when you gather in from your threshing floor and from your wine vat.  You shall rejoice on your festival….and you will be completely joyous.’ – Deut. 16: 13-15

 

Chagall painted murals for the State Yiddish Chamber Theatre in Moscow covering the walls of the auditorium, and by some account the ceiling as well.  Among them were the four Arts: Music, Dance, Drama, and Literature, or as Chagall called them; Klezmer, A Wedding Jester, Woman Dancers, A Torah Scribe.

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Dance, tempera and gouache on canvas

Chagall, 1920, now in the State Tret’iakov Gallery, Moscow