Judaica Online Exhibitions

Modern Jewry and the Arts

A Virtual Exhibit
The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library


Further Reading:


    Kalman P. Bland
    The Artless Jew: Medieval and Modern Affirmations and Denials of the Visual. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2000.
    Richard I. Cohen
    "Self-Image Through Objects: Toward a Social History of Jewish Art Collecting and Jewish Museums", in: The Uses of Tradition: Jewish Continuity in the Modern Era, edited by Jack Wertheimer, pp. 203-242. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1992.
    Jewish Icons: Art and Society in Modern Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
    Ezra Mendelsohn, Richard I. Cohen (editors)
    Art and Its Uses: the Visual Image and Modern Jewish Society, [Studies in Contemporary Jewry, 6]. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
    Gideon Ofrat
    One Hundred Years of Art in Israel (translated by Peretz Kidron). Boulder: Westview Press, 1998.
    Larry Silver
    "Jewish Identity in Art and History: Maurycy Gottlieb as Early Jewish Artist", in: Jewish Identity in Modern Art History, edited by Catherine M. Soussloff, pp. 87-113. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
    Meyer W. Weisgal
    Meyer Weisgal, ... So Far: An Autobiography. New York: Random House, 1971.
    Robert S. Wistrich
    "The Demonization of the Other in the Visual Arts", in: Demonizing the Other: Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia , edited by Robert S. Wistrich, [Studies in antisemitism, vol. 4], pp. 44-72. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.


    Lilian Karina, Marion Kant
    Tanz unterm Hakenkreuz: eine Dokumentation, Berlin: Henschel Verlag, 1999.


    Susan Rubin Suleiman
    "History, Memory, and Moral Judgment in Documentary Film: On Marcel Ophuls' Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie," in: Critical Inquiry (forthcoming, 2001 or 2002).

    Judith Thissen
    "Jewish Immigrant Audiences in New York City, 1905-1914", in: American Movie Audiences: From the Turn of the Century to the Early Sound Era, edited by Melvyn Stokes and Richard Maltby, pp. 15-28. London: BFI Publishing, 1999.


    Amy Horowitz
    Israeli Mediterranean Music: Cultural Boundaries and Disputed Territories . University of Pennsylvania, 1994.
    Ezra Mendelsohn (editor)
    Modern Jews and Their Musical Agendas, [Studies in Contemporary Jewry, 9]. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
    Mark Slobin
    Tenement Songs: the Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982.


    Mendel Kohansky,
    The Hebrew Theatre, its First Fifty Years. New York: Ktav, 1969.
    Emanuel Levy,
    The Habima, Israel's National Theater, 1917-1977: a Study of Cultural Nationalism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979.
    Nahma Sandrow,
    Vagabond Stars: a World History of Yiddish Theater. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996.

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