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A magnificent new book has just been published

"Danish Jewish Art -

Jews in Danish Art"


"Dansk Jødisk Kunst -

Jøder i Dansk Kunst"

Danish edition: "Dansk Jødisk Kunst - Jøder i Dansk Kunst", Red. Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, Rhodos/København 1999 (ISBN 87 7245 714 7). 592 sider/427 illustrationer.

English edition: "Danish Jewish Art - Jews in Danish Art", Ed. Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, Rhodos/København 1999 (ISBN 87 7245 776 7). 592 pages, 427 illustrations.

Do not let the title mislead you: Although art is the focus of the book, it contains a wealth of information on both history and genealogy - with notes and bibliography. Furthermore, it also contains many pictures. It is well worth studying.

Table of Contents

Author: Name of Chapter: Page:
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen Introduction 17-20
Bent Blüdnikow I Jews in Denmark. A historical survey. 21-46
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen II Religion and Image 47-56
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen III Jewish Symbols 57-92
Karen Sorgenfrey IV The Dream of the Messiah -
Danish Medieval Wall Paintings and Jewish Temple Miniatures
93-110
Ulla Haastrup V Representations of Jews in Danish Medieval Art 111-168
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen &
Joachim Meyer
VI The Danish Synagogues 169-224
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen &
Karin Kryger
VII Jewish Sepulchral Art in Denmark 225-264
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen VIII Silver for Synagogue and Home 265-322
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen IX Textiles for the Synagogue and the Home 323-364
Hanne Frøsig Dalgaard X Rabbinical Vestments 365-382
Naomi Feuchwanger-Sarig XI Torah-Binders from Denmark 383-436
Ulf Haxen &
Iris Fishof
XII Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts 437-454
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen &
Niels Peder Jørgensen &
Lise Svanholm
XIII Danish-Jewish Painters and the Image of Danish Jews 455-514
Vibeke Woldbye XIV Jewish Patrons of the Arts in Denmark 515-544
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen XV Jewish Art in the 20th Century 545-560
  Glossary
Index (names, places, subjects)
Photo Credits
561-590

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