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Die weibliche Seite Gottes

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Translated title The Female Side of God
Editors & Curatos

Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Michaela Feurstein-Prasser

Imprint

Hohenems, Austria, 2017. 220 pp., illustrations: 93 col., 28.8 × 23.8 cm. German.

ISBN

9783990184066

Location

Jüdisches Museum Hohenems (30 April–8 October 2017)

Description

A critical look at concepts of God in the Abrahamic religions, the impact of these notions on religious and social practice, and the attempts to break out of these roles. Principal attention was given to the question of whether it is possible to view God as other than male. Catalog essays investigate the sources that generated the monotheistic notion of God, scrutinize ideas of the female as negative antithesis to the male, and present Jewish and other women whose artworks reflect a dialogue with the traditional notions of God in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 7 catalog essays, including those on female goddesses in Ancient Israel (Christoph Uehlinger), Gnosis and Jewish mysticism (Micha Brumlik), images of the femininity of God in early Kabbalah (Peter Schäfer), and the development of the feminine dimension of God in Jewish mystical tradition (Rachel Elior). Antique and contemporary exhibits. Extensive catalog entries. No itemized listing.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSFEMALE ARTISTSGOD, IMAGES OFKABBALAHMONOTHEISMPRINTED BOOKSPRINTSWOMEN

minor keywords

AmuletsCoinsFigurinesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th–16th CIlan ha-gadolPortraits, rabbisPrayerbooks/MahzorsScrolls of Esther, illuminatedShavuot ketubbotStellina bat Menachem (scribe-artist)Tefillin casesTemple of Jerusalem modelsTorah bindersTorah mantles

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, single card, 14.8 × 10.5 cm; Exhibition leaflet with overview of the exhibition’s themes, 10 pp., 7 col. illus., 14.8 × 10.5 cm. German and English; Exhibition and program booklet with overview of exhibition, list of speakers and their topics, 9 col. illus., 10.8 × 10.3 cm. German.

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