Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 11
Edied Bracha Yaniv, Sara Offenberg, Mirjam Rajner, and Ilia Rodov
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.
Contributors: Matthew Baigell, Rutgers University of New Jersey, Batya Brutin, Beit Berl Academic College, Zofit, Warren Zev Harvey, Department of Jewish Thought, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Moshe Idel, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem; Department of Jewish Thought, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Sara Offenberg, Department of Jewish Art, Bar-Ilan University, Nils Roemer, University of Texas at Dallas, Debra Higgs Strickland, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow, Annette Weber, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg
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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.
‘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
Dreaming of Michelangelo
Asher D. Biemann, Dreaming of Michelangelo: Jewish Variations on a Modern Theme
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
Size: 280 x 220 mm
21 B&W illustrations and 30 colour illustrations
Publication: April 2, 2015
Series: Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art 11