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The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols

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Ellen Frankel is the Editor-in-Chief of the Jewish Publication Society as well as a free-lance writer and professional storytelle... Lire la suite
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Auteur

Ellen Frankel is the Editor-in-Chief of the Jewish Publication Society as well as a free-lance writer and professional storyteller. Betsy Platkin Teutsch is a designer of Jewish ritual objects, a Jewish educator, and the illustrator of numerous publications.



Texte du rabat

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 create The 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.



Résumé
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.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols
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Code EAN: 9780876685945
ISBN: 0876685947
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 262
Poids: 560g
Taille: H235mm x B157mm x T20mm
Année: 1995