New books from the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 14, Edited by Ilia Rodov, Mirjam Rajner, and Emile Schrijver
November 2018, pp. 168, Paperback, 9781786940865, £35.00
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.
Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 6. Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture, Edited by Simon J. Bronner and Caspar Battegay
November 2018, pp. 304, Paperback, 9781906764869, £24.95
How Jews use media to connect with one another has consequences for Jewish identity, community, and culture. These essays consider how different media shape actions and project anxieties, conflicts, and emotions, and how Jews and Jewish institutions harness, tolerate, or resist media to create their ethnic and religious social belonging.
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Volume 31. Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared, Edited by François Guesnet, Howard Lupovitch, and Antony Polonsky
December 2018, pp. 572
Hardback, 9781906764715, £55.00
Paperback, 9781906764722, £24.95
In the early 1900s the Jewish communities of Poland and Hungary were the largest in the world and the most vibrant, yet despite the obvious similarities historians have preferred to highlight the differences and emphasize the central European character of Hungarian Jewry. Collectively, these essays offer a very different perspective.
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