Michelangelo’s universally admired depiction of one of history’s most famous Jews is not the least bit Jewish. Take, on the other hand, Rembrandt.
In his rendering of the banishment of Ishmael, the Torah reading for Rosh Hashanah, Rembrandt reminds us of the bond between Jews and humanity at large.
A tale of two paintings and one city.
How does the great painter render the tale of Balaam and the ass?
What Rembrandt’s etching of Joseph and his family shows us about Judaism, and mankind.