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Chagall Windows

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall, born in Byelorussia to a poor Hassidic family went to St. Petersburg in 1907 to study art. From 1910 to 1914, Chagall lived in Paris and later from 1914-1917 he resided in Soviet Russia. In 1922, Chagall left Russia and settled in France one year later. He lived there permanently except for the years 1941 – 1948 when, fleeing France during World War II, he resided in the United States. Chagall first visited in 1931 for the opening of the Tel Aviv Art Museum which displays some of Chagall’s work. The Knesset is endowed with Chagall wall decorations

Chagall Windows

Hadassah Hospital displays the world famous Chagall Windows.  Chagall designed and created all 12 stained glass windows and donated them to the hospital as a personal favour for the hospital’s director. The windows express Jacob’s blessing of his sons – Genesis 49 – and Moses’ blessings of the twelve tribes – Deuteronomy 33

“This is my modest gift to the Jewish people who have always dreamt of biblical love, friendship and  of peace among all peoples. This is my gift to that people which lived here thousands of years ago among the other Semitic people.” Marc Chagall, February 6, 1962

Visiting Hours

  • Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: closed

Information: +97226776271

  It is not possible to reach the hospital buildings by bus, and one must park in the parking lot and walk or take the shuttle. There is an entrance fee. Photography is prohibited The recorded local tour guide is available in eight languages

Chagall Windows
Chagall Windows
Chagall Windows
Chagall Windows
Chagall Windows
Chagall Windows

My Chagall Windows

 In 1967, the Chagall Windows were dismantled and put in safe keeping during the Six Day War. As a student in Jerusalem at the time of that war, I visited someone in Hadassah Hospital and so I can witness that the window frames were empty

Chagall Windows on Israeli Stamps

Hadassah displays the full set of the windows on Israeli postage stamps – with the artist’s signature.

Chagall Windows on Israeli stamps with Chagall's signature
Chagall Windows on Israeli stamps with Chagall’s signature

 

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