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‮קירות מדברים. כתובות על קירות בתי הכנסת במזרח אירופה במאות הי״ז-י״ח‬‎ Wall Inscriptions in 17th–18th Century East European Synagogues

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(162 words)

Author

Tamar Shadmi.

Curator

Leah Fish.

Imprint

Ramat Gan, Israel, 2013. Booklet, 30 pp., illustrations: 24 col., 19 b&w, 21 × 14.8 cm. Hebrew, with title page also in English.

Location

Bar Ilan University, Lieber Center for Jewish Art Exhibitions (29 October 2013–23 March 2014)

Description

Inscriptions from 23 painted synagogues in Eastern Europe, grouped, analyzed and presented according to 5 categories: 1. liturgical texts (prayers), 2. sayings of Chazal [the Sages] on the importance of communal prayer, proper behaviour, and the giving of tzedakah, 3. biblical passages on the synagogue as a miniature Temple and meeting place for Man and the Divine, 4. dedicatory inscriptions, 5. artists’ signatures. General introduction to painted synagogues, followed by discussion of each category of inscription. No itemized listing.

main keywords

EASTERN EUROPESYNAGOGUESSYNAGOGUES, WALL PAINTINGS

minor keywords

Chodorov Synagogue, wall paintingsSynagogues, Eastern EuropeSynagogues, wall paintings, Czech RepublicSynagogues, wall paintings, GermanySynagogues, wall paintings, PolandSynagogues, wall paintings, Ukraine

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