Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 14

BookArs Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 14

Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 14

Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, 14


November 13th, 2018





This volume focuses on the migration and acculturation of images in Jewish culture and how that reflects intercultural exchange. Gender aspects of Jewish art are also highlighted, as is the role of images in interreligious encounters. Other topics covered include the history, codicology, and iconography of a Haggadah produced in the late fifteenth century.

Author Information

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 Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. Since 2005 she has been co-editor of Ars Judaica, the leading journal on Jewish art and visual culture. She has published numerous articles on Marc Chagall and modern central and east European Jewish art in exhibition catalogues, edited volumes, and academic journals, such as East European Jewish Studies, Images, Jewish Art, Nashim, Studia Rosenthaliana, and Studies in Contemporary Jewry. She is the author of Fragile Images: Jews and Art in Yugoslavia,1918–1945 (2019), and is currently co-editing a collection of articles entitled Crossing Borders: Jewish History and Culture in Southeastern Europe. Emile Schrijver is General Director of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, Amsterdam

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
1. From Ashkenaz to Italy: The Riddle of the Sereni HaggadahSivan Gottlieb
2. Christian Illuminators, Jewish Patrons, and the Gender of the Jewish BookEva Frojmovic
Kurdistan to Baghdad: Transitions of Visual Knowledge during the Early Modern PeriodEliezer Baumgarten
4. A
Symbolic Image Envisioning Divine Communication in Jewish, Byzantine, and
Islamic ArtShulamith Laderman
5. The Jewish Image Desecrator in the Cantigas de Santa MariaKatherine Aron-Beller
6. Défense
Juive Contre l’Antisémitisme: A Surviving Medallic Expression of Resistance to
NazismIra Rezak
Book Reviews
Lipton, Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Semitic IconographyNirit Ben-Aryeh Debby
Avtonomova and John E. Bowlt (eds.), Lev Bakst, Léon Bakst. K 150-letiiu so dnia
rozhdeniia; Célia Bernasconi, John E. Bowlt, and Nick Mauss (eds.), Designing
Dreams: A Celebration of Léon Bakst; Mathias Auclair, Sarah Barbequette,
and Stéphane Barsacq (eds.), Bakst. Des Ballets russes à la haute coutureOlga Medvedkova
Synagogues in the Islamic
World: Architecture, Design and IdentitySharman Kadish
Sharman Kadish, Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland: An
Architectural GuideSergey Kravtsov
Amitai Mendelsohn, Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli ArtZiva Amishai Maisels
The Exhibition
Jerusalem Between Heaven and EarthOri Soltes