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Encyclopedia Of Jewish Symbols
     

Encyclopedia Of Jewish Symbols

by Ellen Frankel, Betsy Patkin Teutsch
 

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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

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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.

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Some 250 entries--ceremonial objects and images, personalities, places, concepts, motifs, and events--trace the history and meaning of symbols important to Jewish ideas and experience. Closely researched, accessibly presented, with thorough indexing and cross referencing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568217420
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
1,322,209
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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