Also Available through the CJA:
Jerusalem and Moscow, 2003
In English and Russian
344 pages, 290 illustrations, 213 in color
The Kultur-Lige was a Jewish cultural organization established in 1918 in Kiev with a goal to produce the modern Yiddish culture, which was at the same time national and universal. Later the organization spread to Moscow, Kaunas, Czernowitz, Warsaw etc. This book is devoted to the Jewish artists who belonged to the Arts Section of this league, amongst whom are the world-famous Jewish painters Marc Chagall, Nathan Altman and El Lissitzky. Created in the 1918 - early 1920s, modern Jewish art combined traditional Jewish folklore motifs with the most avant-garde concepts of the contemporary art of the day. The book is accompanied by 213 reproductions of the works of the artists associated with the Kultur-Lige: David Shterenberg, Abram Manevich, Robert Falk, Marc Chagall, Joseph Tchaikov, Nathan Altman, El Lissitzky, Nisson Shifrin, Isaak Rabinovich, Isaak Rabichev, Issachar Ber Ryback, Lev Halperin, Sarah Shor, Pauline Khentova, Mark Epstein, Boris Aronson, Solomon Nikritin, Alexander Tyshler, Iosif Elman, Mark Sheikhel, Alexander Labas, Zfania-Gedali Kipnis, Khaim Mastbaum, Shulim Kotkis, Hersh Inger.
Editor Ilya Rodov
296 pages, 236 illustrations, 51 in color
This is the first comprehensive anthology in Russian dealing with all aspects of Jewish Art from Ancient times until the 20th century. Parts of the fifteen articles by prominent scholars are translations and part were especially written for this volume.
by Michael Beizer (NEW)
Jerusalem and Moscow, 2002
In English and Russian
176 pages, 162 illustrations, 141 in color
The book deals with the fate of synagogue buildings on the territory of Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and the Commonwealth of Independent States for the period of a century. The first part covers the beginning of the 20th century until the break-up of the USSR. The second part relates how, in the post-Communist era, some of the synagogues confiscated by the Soviet state are being returned to Jewish communities and gaining a new life. The Appendix provides a list of synagogues functioning in the CIS today. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs, mostly from the collection of the Joint Distribution Committee, and many are published here for the first time.
Dokumentation zur Ausstellung
Herausgegeben von Aliza Cohen-Mushlin und Harmen Thies
Mit Beiträgen von
Hans Martin Müller
Selbstverlag Fachgebiet Baugeschichte, Technische Universität Braunschweig, 2002
104 pages, 171 illustrations
This is an exhibition catalogue prepared by the Fachgebiet Baugeschichte in the Technical University of Braunschweig. It includes essays about the history of synagogue architecture in Germany descriptions of the synagogues in Halberstadt, Celle, Hornburg, Wörlitz, Karlsruhe, Seesen, Bodenfelde, Moringen, Hannover, Dresden, Aschenhausen, Burg, Egeln, Leipzig, Köln, Hannover, Breslau, Braunschweig, Wolfenbüttel, Eisenach, Köthen, Bingen, Darmstadt, Görlitz, Wilhemshaven, Genthin, Dieburg, Plauen. Photographs and architectural drawings accompany the descriptions.
Washington D.C., 1998
159 pages, numerous color illustrations by Neil Folberg
The remarkable album introduces the variety of works of the famous and successful Israeli landscape architect, Shlomo Aronson. The album presents his realized works which became an integral part of the Israeli urban view, public parks, national and historic parks, cities and open landscapes.
with an introduction and new descriptions by Bezalel Narkiss, based on
the original 1905 publications by Baron David Guenzburg and Vladimir Stassoff.
This virtually unknown treasure of the Firkovitch Collection of 12,000 early medieval manuscripts from the Near East is located today in the Public Library of St. Petersburg. The facsimile of the twenty-five illuminated manuscripts which were published by Gnzburg and Stassoff are the subject of Narkiss study, accompanied by an album of 27 plates from the original facsimile. Ranging from the First Leningrad Pentateuch of 924, through the Leningrad Bible of 1010 and 12th-century North African Bibles, to the 14th-century Spanish Bible, the book traces their different styles and decoration.
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts of the British Isles: A Catalogue Raisonne. Part One: Spanish and Portuguese Manuscripts
by Bezalel Narkiss, Aliza Cohen-Mushlin and Anat Tcherikover
Jerusalem and London, 1982.
The first publication of a comprehensive project to catalogue all Hebrew illuminated manuscripts found in the public and private collections of the British Isles. This beautiful cloth-bound double volume focuses on 63 manuscripts from the Spanish and Portuguese schools of illumination. One volume contains text and the other full color and black and white illustrations.
One Hundred Shtetls of Ukraine: Historical Guide.
256 pages, 111 illustrations, 17 plans and maps.
This is the first volume of the historical guide to 100 Jewish shtetls in the Ukraine. This unique guide combines comprehensive and precise historical and cultural information with immense readability. This volume contains general articles on Podolian Jewry, articles on six centers of Jewish life in Northern Podolia including tourist information (Derazhnia, Zin'kov, Letichev, Medzhibozh, Proskurov and Satanov), and historical information on 11 small shtetls in the region.
Table of Contents:
- B. Lukin
- The Jews of Podolia in 14th - 17th centuries.
- B. Khaimovich
- The Podolian Shtetl.
- V. Dymshitz
- Historical Monuments in Jewish Folklore
- B. Lukin
- A. Khaesh, B. Lukin
- B. Lukin
- Yu. Khodorkovsky
- B. Lukin, B. Khaimovich
- Shtetls of north-eastern Podolia (Horodok, Kuz'min, Kupin, Mikhalpol', Nikolaev, Staraia Siniava, Tarnoruda, Fel'shtin, Chiornyi Ostrov, Sharovka, Yarmolintsy)
704 pages, 380 illustrations, 50 maps.
The second volume is devoted to the shtetls of Southern Podolia. It contains three large introductory articles, 15 articles of important Jewish center of the area and historical information about 16 smaller places (see table of contents). The volume also includes a very detailed Chronological Table, endnotes, bibliography and index.
Table of Contents:
V. Lukin, Jewish Communities of Podolia after the Khmelnitsky uprising.
A. Sokolova, The Architecture of Shtetl in the context of Traditional Culture
B. Khaimovich, Jewish Folk Art in the Southern Podolia.
Articles: Bershad, Bratslav, Gaisin, Murafa, Miastkovka, Peschanka, Tomashpol, Trostianets, Tulchin, Chernevtsy, Chechelnik, Shargorod, Shpikov, Yampol, Yaruga.
Short information: Vapniarka, Velikaia Kosnitsa, Verkhovka, Dzhurin, Dzygovka, Zhabokrich, Kniazhepol, Kodyma, Komargorod, Kryzhopol, Ladyzhin, Markovka, Obodovka, Olgopol, Sobolevka, Tsekinovka.
by Elena Akselrod.
In English and Russian.
248 pages, 176 illustrations
This handsome publication, compiled and published by the artists daughter, now residing in Israel, presents us with a comprehensive view of Meer Akselrod the artists and Meer Akselrod the person. Prior to this publication, the artist was practically unknown in the West, despite his wide recognition in the former Soviet Union. His work sought to capture the spirit of Russian Jewish life from the 1920s through 1960s.