2002 – <em>Tomorrow’s Jerusalem – Revised and Revisited</em>, Michel Kichka

Michel Kichka’s (b.1954) gently humorous watercolor vision of “Next Year in Jerusalem” in Noam and Mishael Zion’s Passover haggadah, A Night to Remember, shows the red-bearded Messiah riding his white donkey into a crowd of figures: the sheep and the wolf, Arabs and Jews, religious and secular, and even fans of rival soccer teams in Jerusalem, all fraternizing with one another. The “end of days” taxi driver reads a newspaper whose headline proclaims that Israel’s national soccer team has just won the World Cup, while a bemused Theodor Herzl, perched on one of the Old City walls, overlooks the entire scene while holding his work The Jewish State. (Image courtesy of the artist)