Friday, January 27, 2012

Publication: Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, 5

Publication: Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, 5

The fifth volume of the journal of Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture (2011) is published and is available online and in print at:

The special issue focuses on the Eruv, with multiple articles addressing the history, forms and contemporary expression of the eruv and related issues of defining Jewish, and especially Orthodox, urban space.

Here is the Table of Contents:

Introduction: The Poetics of the Eruv
Margaret Olin

Diaspora Cartography: On the Rabbinic Background of Contemporary Ritual Eruv Practice
Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert

Imaginary Space Meets Actual Space in Thirteenth-Century Cologne: Eliezer Ben Joel and the Eruv
Micha J. Perry

Presumptive Eruv and the Percolation Transition
Robert Savit

Portfolio; The Poetics of the Eruv
Ben Schachter, Ruth Schreiber, Mel Alexenberg, Elliott Malkin, Ellis Nadler, Jean-Mathis Fritsch,
Jesse M. Kahn, Suzanne Silver, Alan Cohen, Sophie Calle, Daniel Bauer, and Avner Bar Hama

All Rise
Helene Aylon

Jerilynn D. Dodds, Mara Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner Balbale,
The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castile.
Reviewed by Leslie Ann Blacksberg

The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Reviewed by Sara Offenberg

Yigal Zalmona, 100 Years of Israeli Art. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2010 [Hebrew].
Reviewed by David Sperber

A Land and Its Dolls: Israeli Souvenirs and National Identity, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, 2011. Catalog edited by Shelly Shenhav-Keller and Haim.
Reviewed by Maya Balakirsky Katz

Crossroads: Jewish Artists during the Holocaust, National Museum of Art of Romania.
Reviewed by Dana Mihilescu

The Promise. The Land. Jewish-Israeli Artists in Relation to Politics and Society. O.K. Center for Contemporary Art Upper Austria, Linz, 2003. Catalog edited by Thomas Edlinger.
Reviewed by Diana Popescu

Gershom Scholem, Magen David: Toldotov shel Semel (The Star of David:
History of a Symbol), ed. A. Shapira, tr. and eds. G. Hazan-Rokem [Hebrew].
Reviewed by Steven Fine

Rose-Carol Washton Long, Matthew Baigell, and Milly Heyd, ed., Jewish Dimensions in Modern Visual Culture.
Reviewed by Peter Chametzky

Melissa Muller and Monika Tatzkow, Lost Lives, Lost Art: Jewish Collectors, Nazi Art Theft, and the Quest for Justice; Peter C. Sutton, Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker.
Reviewed by Menachem Wecker

Vincent Brook, Driven to Darkness: Jewish Directors and the Rise of Film Noir.
Reviewed by Sonja L. Mekel

Cynthia Young, ed. The Mexican Suitcase; Richard Whelan, This is War! Robert Capa at Work; Richard Whelan, Robert Capa: The Definitive Collection.
Reviewed by Nick Underwood

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