Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 10

BookArs Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 10

Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 10

Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, 10

2014

April 3rd, 2014

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Ars Judaica is an annual publication of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. It showcases the Jewish contribution to the visual arts and architecture from antiquity to the present from a variety of perspectives, including history, iconography, semiotics, psychology, sociology, and folklore. As such it is a valuable resource for art historians, collectors, curators, and all those interested in the visual arts.

In this volume, Sarit Shalev-Eyni considers the Mahzor as a cosmological calendar, while Katrin Kogman-Appel looks at the work of Elisha ben Abraham, known as Cresques, in fourtheenth-century Mallorca. Evelyn M. Cohen discusses a surprising model for Charlotte Rothschild's Haggadah of 1842 and Ronit Sternberg examines sampler embroidery past and present as an expression of merging Jewish identity. Jechezkiel David Kirszenbaum’s exploration of personal displacementis the subject of an article by Caroline Goldberg Igra, and the Great Synagogue on Tłomackie Street in Warsaw one by Eleanora Bergman. The Special Item by Sergey R. Kravtsov and Vladimir Levin is devoted to Perek Shirah on a wall of the Great Synagogue in Radyvyliv. The volume also includes book reviews and an appreciation of the life of Alfred Moldovan by William L. Gross.

Contributors: Ziva Amishai-Maisels, Professor, History of Art Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Eleonora Bergman, Emanuel Ringelbaum Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Evelyn M. Cohen, Professor, Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), New York, Caroline Goldberg Igra, Guest Curator, Beit Hatfusot, Tel Aviv, William L. Gross, Collector, Tel Aviv, Katrin Kogman-Appel, Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Sergey R. Kravtsov, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Vladimir Levin, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Sarit Shalev-Eyni, History of Art Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Larry Silver, History of Art Department, University of Pennsylvania, Ronit Steinberg, History and Theory Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and design, Jerusalem

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Author Information

Bracha Yaniv is Professor Emerita of Jewish Art History at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and founding editor of Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art. She has published two pioneering books in Hebrew on the history, design, and iconography of ceremonial synagogue objects. Mirjam Rajner is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. Since 2005 she has been co-editor of Ars Judaica, the leading journal on Jewish art and visual culture. She has published numerous articles on Marc Chagall and modern central and east European Jewish art in exhibition catalogues, edited volumes, and academic journals, such as East European Jewish Studies, Images, Jewish Art, Nashim, Studia Rosenthaliana, and Studies in Contemporary Jewry. She is the author of Fragile Images: Jews and Art in Yugoslavia,1918–1945 (2019), and is currently co-editing a collection of articles entitled Crossing Borders: Jewish History and Culture in Southeastern Europe. Ilia Rodov is Head of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. He is the author of many works on European synagogue art, focusing on the history, patronage, and meanings of synagogue paintings, sculptures, architectural decoration, and furniture design.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Editors’ Note
The Mahzor as a Cosmological Calendar: The Zodiac Signs in Medieval Ashkenazi Context   SARIT SHALEV-EYNI
'Elisha ben Abraham, Known as Cresques': Scribe, Illuminator, and Mapmaker in Fourteenth-Century Mallorca   KATRIN KOGMAN-APPEL
A Surprising Model for Charlotte Rothschild’s Haggadah of 1842   EVELYN M. COHEN
Sampler Embroidery Past and Present as an Expression of Merging Jewish Identity   RONIT STEINBERG
The Restoration of Loss: Jechezkiel David Kirszenbaum’s Exploration of Personal Displacement   CAROLINE GOLDBERG IGRA
The Great Synagogue on Tłomackie Street: Warsaw Inspirations   ELEONORA BERGMAN
Special item
Leviathan Thanks the Lord: Perek Shirah on a Wall of the Great Synagogue in Radyvyliv   SERGEY R. KRAVTSOV and VLADIMIR LEVIN
Book Reviews
Obsessions of a Diasporist
Cilly Kugelmann, Eckhart Gillen, and Hubertus Gaßner, Obsessions: R. B. Kitaj 1932–2007   ZIVA AMISHAI-MAISELS
Israel’s Art Viewed and Reviewed
Yigal Zalmona, A Century of Israeli Art   LARRY SILVER
In Memoriam
Alfred Moldovan (1921–2013)   WILLIAM L. GROSS
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Contributors to this issue