Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 11

Edited by Bracha Yaniv, Sara Offenberg, Mirjam Rajner, and Ilia Rodov

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ISBN: 9781906764630

Publication: April 2, 2015

Series: Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art 11

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Ars Judaica is an annual publication of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. The book 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. This volume includes among others the following articles: Batya Brutin on 'The Boy from the Warsaw Ghetto as Holocaust Icon in Art'; Mathew Baigell on'Robert Kirschbaum's Art: Abstract, Intellectual, Spiritual'; Zsofia Buda on 'Hamburg Miscellany: The Sacrifice of Isaac'; Moshe Idel, Visualization of Colors, 1: David ben Yehudah he-Hasid's Kabbalistic Diagram'; Rudolf Klein on Humour in Architecture: Jewish Wit on Bela Lajta's Buildings'; Annette Weber, "The Masorah is a Fence to the Torah": Monumental Letters and Micrography in Medieval Ashkenazi Bibles'; and Monika Czekanowska on 'Biblical Women and Art Nouveau Symbolism'.

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.

Sara Offenberg is Lecturer in the Jewish Art Department at Bar-Ilan University. She published articles and a book on Jewish-Christian relations in art and literature, the image of the Jew in Christian art and literature, Hasidei Ashkenaz, Piyyut Commentary, and Hebrew illuminated prayer books.

Editors' Note

‘The Masorah is a Fence to the Torah’ Monumental Letters and Micrography in Medieval Ashkenazi Bibles   ANNETTE WEBER

Visualization of Colours, 1: David ben Yehudah he-Hasid’s Kabbalistic Diagram   MOSHE IDEL

The Boy from the Warsaw Ghetto as Holocaust Icon in Art   BATYA BRUTIN

Robert Kirschbaum’s Art: Abstract, Intellectual, Spiritual   MATTHEW BAIGELL

Book Reviews
Dreaming of Michelangelo
Asher D. Biemann, Dreaming of Michelangelo: Jewish Variations on a Modern Theme
NIELS ROEMER

The Jewishness of Christian Art
Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg (eds), Judaism and Christian Art: Aesthetic Anxieties from the Catacombs to Colonialism
DEBRA HIGGS STRICKLAND

Micrographic Midrash in Fourteenth-Century Barcelona
Dalia-Ruth Halperin, Illuminating in Micrography: The Catalan Micrography Mahzor MS Heb. 806527 in the National Library of Israel
WARREN ZEV HARVEY

Former Synagogues and Host-Miracle Shrines in Germany and Austria
Mitchell B. Merback, Pilgrimage and Pogrom: Violence, Memory, and Visual Culture at the Host-Miracle Shrines of Germany and Austria
SARA OFFENBERG

Format: Paperback

Size: 280 x 220 mm

128 Pages

ISBN: 9781906764630

Publication: April 2, 2015

Series: Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art 11

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