Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Last Supper, Casting call for a Jewish " Jesus Christ (Media) Superstar "

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, struggles that are not in the Bible. The resurrection is not included. It therefore largely follows the form of a traditionalpassion play.
The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as atragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities as well as slang pervade the lyrics and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly feature many intentional anachronisms.

Media Superstars, according to the New and Old Media, 

Jesus = Larry Page, Google
John = Sergey Brin, Google
Peter = Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
Andrew = Dustin Muskovitz, Facebook
James, = Michael Dell, Dell
James the Just = Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg
Jude = Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs
Thomas =  Leslie Moonves, CBS
Mathew = Larry Elison, Oracle
Phillip = Shel Adelson, Comdex
Nathanael = Bob Iger, Disney
Simon = Ralph Lauren
Judas = Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs

This one may be a little controversial.... The Last supper 2014 .... A casting call for a Jewish Jesus Christ (media) superstar.....

After Google posted its big numbers yesterday I realized that many of the media (new and old media)  super stars are  Jewish.... Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Bob Iger, Shell Adelson, Leslie Moonvez..... so I decided I would assemble them all at a seder table and use them as Jewish models for a new version of the Iconic "Last Supper"  

This is not an Anti-Semitic painting.... (it is Pro-Semitic)  all of  my heroes  are  Jewish.... Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan, Baruch Spinoza, Jesus, Moses Cordovero, Isaac Luria, Abraham Abulafia, Chaim Vital, Aryeh Kaplan, Baal Shem Tov, Larry Page, Marc Zuckerberg, the disciples James, John and especially Thomas, Ram Dass, St John of the cross, St Theresa of Avila and many more etc....

I would have used images of the many Jewish Nobel Prize Winners but nobody would recognize them. So I went with the current roster of Media Superstars. Amazing Talent and Genius !

As it is written:  "For you are a holy people to the Lord, your God: the Lord your God has chosen you to be His treasured people, out of all the peoples upon the face of the earth. Not because you are more numerous than any people did the Lord delight in you and choose you, for you are the least of all the peoples.   Deut 7:6-7

כִּי עַם קָדוֹשׁ אַתָּה לַיהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּךָ בָּחַר | יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לִהְיוֹת לוֹ לְעַם סְגֻלָּה מִכֹּל הָעַמִּים אֲשֶׁר עַל פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה:

 לֹא מֵרֻבְּכֶם מִכָּל הָעַמִּים חָשַׁק יְהֹוָה בָּכֶם וַיִּבְחַר בָּכֶם כִּי אַתֶּם הַמְעַט מִכָּל הָעַמִּים:

Why is poor Lloyd Blankfein depicted as Judas Iscariot ? ... as the CEO of Goldman Sachs he represents the 40 pieces of silver traded in exchange for the Life of Jesus. Truly, the story could not have been accomplished if not for the essential role of Judas. I have no issues with Judas or Goldman Sachs, everything is required.