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Synagogues in Ukraine: Volhynia

By Sergey R. Kravtsov and Vladimir Levin
Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center and Center for Jewish Art, 2017.

Synagogues in Ukraine: Volhynia

Synagogues in Ukraine: Volhynia written by Sergey R. Kravtsov and Vladimir Levin of the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is devoted to the history and architecture of synagogues throughout the historical region of Volhynia in northwest Ukraine. The two-volume book of 848 pages is richly illustrated with 1,220 color and b/w photographs, measured drawings of the synagogues and numerous maps. According to Prof. Shaul Stampfer, this is “a reference book that is reliable, comprehensive – and exciting to read and reread.”
The book deals with 39 extant and 302 vanished synagogues, situated in 23 cities and towns: Berestechko, Chervonoarmiisk (Pulin), Dubno, Horodnytsia, Iziaslav (Zaslaw), Klevan, Kovel, Kremenets, Lutsk, Mlyniv, Novohrad-Volynskyi (Zvil), Olevsk, Ostroh, Polonne, Radyvyliv, Rivne, Shepetivka, Slavuta, Starokostiantyniv, Turiisk, Volodymyr-Volynskyi (Ludmir), Vyshnivets, and Zhytomyr.
Three introductory articles provide a general overview and research on various aspects of the synagogues: "The Legal History of Synagogues in Volhynia," "Synagogue Architecture of Volhynia," and "The Social Function of Synagogue Ceremonial Objects in Volhynia."

Price: $150 + postage (to USA and Canada $55, to Europe €33, in Israel 40 NIS)

For purchase:

1. Cheque:
Please mail your cheque payable to the "Hebrew University of Jerusalem" and your mailing address to:
The Center for Jewish Art,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Mt. Scopus Campus, Humanities Building,
9190501 Jerusalem

2. Bank Transfer:
Name: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Account number: 506076
Bank Hapoalim
1 Hamatpeh St., Har Hozvim, Jerusalem 97774, Israel
Swift Code: POAL IL IT
IBAN: il 65-0124-3600-0000-0506-076
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