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.

Guest Editor

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.

Founder editor

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.

Academic Board

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:

Ars Judaica

Department of Jewish Art

Bar-Ilan University

Ramat-Gan 52900

Telephone: 03 5318413

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