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. 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

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

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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. She has published two pioneering books in Hebrew on the history, design, and iconography of ceremonial synagogue objects.

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 × 220 mm

112 Pages

21 B&W illustrations and 30 colour illustrations

ISBN: 9781906764630

Publication: April 2, 2015

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

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