Ars Judaica: Volume 10

The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art

Edited by Bracha Yaniv, Mirjam Rajner, and Ilia Rodov

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ISBN: 9781906764364

Publication: May 1, 2014

Series: Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art

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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.

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. In addition to many articles on the topic, she has published two pioneering books in Hebrew on the history, design, and iconography of ceremonial synagogue objects; Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles is the first to be translated into English. Her first book-length publication in English, The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe, is also published by the Littman Library.

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.

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

Contributors to this issue

Format: Paperback

Size: 280 x 220 x 10 mm

160 Pages

ISBN: 9781906764364

Publication: May 1, 2014

Series: Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art

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