Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Story of a Jewish Violin: Why Jews Love Violins

Marc Chagall's The Blue Violinist (1947)






With the Jewish fiddler in the picture, we can note that there is a long-standing connection between Jewish tradition and the violin, that perhaps most popular of instruments. In fact, since the emergence of the violin it has drawn the attention of many and is featured in many works of art beyond music, such as in paintings by Marc Chagall, and others. -- Shai Baitel, Houffington Post

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