The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols

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Rowman and Littllefield
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols contains more than 250 definitions and descriptions for ceremonial objects and images, personalities, places, concepts, motifs, and events—all representing central Jewish ideas that continue to play a meaningful role in defining Jewish experience today.
Jewish symbols reflect the interaction of word and image within Jewish culture. Jews have always studied, interpreted, and revered sacred texts; they have also adorned the settings and occasions of sacred acts. Calligraphy and ornamentation have transformed Hebrew letters into art; quotation, interpretation, legend, and wordplay have made ceremonial objects into narrative.

This book represents just such a collaboration between art and language. Ellen Frankel and Betsy Platkin Teutsch, writer and artist, have brought their extensive knowledge and talents together to createThe Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols, the first reference guide of its kind, designed for use by educators, artists, rabbis, folklorists, feminists, Jewish and non-Jewish scholars, and lay readers.

Publisher: Northvale, N.J. : J. Aronson, 1995, c1992
Edition: 1st Jason Aronson Inc. softcover ed
ISBN: 9781568217420
Characteristics: xxiii, 234 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Teutsch, Betsy Platkin


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