Aishet Hayil. A Woman of Valor

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Sylvia Axelrod Herskowitz.


New York City, USA, 1993. 74 pp., illustrations: 38 col., 2 b&w, 20.8 × 12.8 cm. English.




Yeshiva University Museum (15 March–31 December 1993)


The poem “A Woman of Valor”, as interpreted by 32 artists who were invited to create an interpretive piece around one of its verses. Antique objects of Jewish art, inspired by or dedicated to women, were presented in the prelude gallery. Exhibition conceived in memory of weaver Julia Forchheimer, who opened the handweaving department in the Bezalel Art School in 1936. Biography of Forchheimer and brief notes on each of the participating artists. Basic and descriptive entries. 44 items.

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minor keywords

Abraham ben Mordechai Farissol (scribe-artist)Candlesticks/CandelabraChallah boards/platesChallah coversHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHevra Kadisha tzedakah boxesKaufmann, IsidorKeter TorahJewish Art, contemporary/modernPainters, JewishPrayers for the sovereignSynagogue textilesTass

Related ephemera

Leaflet with listing and description of exhibits in the prelude gallery, 6 pp., no illustrations, 19.6 × 11.5 cm, 11 items; Paul, Dennis and Lynn Small, “The Threads that Bind Us—Earth Elegies”, describing these artists’ contribution to the exhibition, leaflet, 4 pp., no illustrations, 21.5 × 14 cm; Invitation to exhibition opening in Cincinnati, 6 pp., 21.7 × 12 cm.

Other venues

HUC-JIR Skirball Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (October 1994–February 1995); Mizel Museum of Judaica, Denver, Colo., USA (June–August 1995); Janice Charach Epstein Museum Gallery, Detroit, Mich., USA (September–December 1995); Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum, Phoenix, USA (Closing: April 1996)

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