Ars Judaica The Bar Ilan Journal of Jewish Art
The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art
The Michael J. Floersheim Memorial for Jewish Art
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.
About the Editors
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.
Mirjam Rajner is Lecturer in the Jewish Art Department at Bar-Ilan University. Her numerous publications deal with the early art of Marc Chagall, the art of Russian, Polish, and South-Eastern artists of Jewish origin in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, and the art created during and immediately after the Holocaust.
Prof. dr. Emile G.L. Schrijver is General Director of the Jewish Historical Museum and the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam, as well Professor of Jewish Book History at the University of Amsterdam. He has served as curator of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam for many years and was the Sigi Feigel guest professor of Jewish Studies at the universities of Zurich and Basle, Switzerland. Prof. Schrijver is an expert of Jewish cultural history and Jewish book history, who has published and lectured extensively in Europe, Israel and North America.
Bracha Yaniv is Professor of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. Her research topics are Jewish ceremonial objects and synagogue art. She is the author of The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Poland and Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles from Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities, both of which will be published in English by the Littman Library.
Matthew Baigell, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Evelyn M. Cohen, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
William L. Gross, Tel Aviv
Bernard Dov Hercenberg, Bar-Ilan University
Rudolf Klein, Szent István University, Budapest
Katrin Kogman-Appel, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Lee I. Levine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Vivian B. Mann, Graduate School, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York; Jewish Museum, New York
Elisheva Revel-Neher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Meir Roston, Bar-Ilan University
Shalom Sabar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Menahem Schmelzer, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
Daniel Sperber, Bar-Ilan University
Zeev Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Bracha Yaniv, Bar-Ilan University
Volumes of Ars Judaica are distributed by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization throughout the world, except Israel. Orders and enquiries from Israeli customers should be directed to:
Department of Jewish Art
Telephone: 03 5318413