Ars Judaica

Ars Judaica

  • ISSN (Online) : 2516-4252
  • ISSN (Print) : 1565-6721
  • Language : English
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Ars Judaica, established in 2005 as the Michael J. Floersheim Memorial under its founding editor Bracha Yaniv, is a publication of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University.  

Published annually, the journal is a peer-reviewed publication on Jewish visual culture. It showcases the Jewish contribution to the visual arts and architecture from antiquity to the present from a variety of perspectives, including history, iconography, semiotics, psychology, sociology, and folklore. As such it is a valuable resource for art historians, collectors, curators, and all those interested in the visual arts.

Ars Judaica is indexed and abstracted in: 

Art Source Jewish Studies Source 

The journal is also available online on Project MUSE.  

Code of Conduct 

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Ilia Rodov, Head of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan Universit
Mirjam Rajner, Lecturer in the Jewish Art Department at Bar-Ilan University
Leor Jacobi, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University.

Guest Editor: (for Special Issue: Jewish Art Patronage, vol. 16, 2020): Richard I. Cohen, the academic director of the Israel Center of Research Excellence (I-Core: Daat Hamakom) and Emeritus Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Founder Editor: Bracha Yaniv, Professor of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University.

Academic Board:

Ziva Amishai-Maisels, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Matthew Baigell, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Evelyn M. Cohen, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
Richard I. Cohen, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yonat Floersheim, journal's founder
William L. Gross, Tel Aviv
Bernard Dov Hercenberg, Bar-Ilan University
Rudolf Klein, Szent István University, Budapest
Katrin Kogman-Appel, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Lee I. Levine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Elisheva Revel-Neher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ilia Rodov, Bar-Ilan University (editor-in-chief)
Meir Roston, Bar-Ilan University
Shalom Sabar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Menahem Schmelzer, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
Daniel Sperber, Bar-Ilan University
Zeev Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Bracha Yaniv, Bar-Ilan University (founding editor)

Ars Judaica Guidelines for Contributors 

This journal’s objective is to publish scholarly research concerning Jewish contribution to the visual arts and architecture, from antiquity to the present. Ars Judaica encourages the publication of research regarding Jewish art and its interaction with surrounding visual traditions. The journal promotes various approaches to the analysis of the visual arts: historical, iconographic, semiotic, psychological, social, ethnographic, and more. Ars Judaica is intended to serve art historians, collectors, curators, and all those who are interested in Jewish art. 

Manuscripts should be submitted as a Word document with an abstract of approximately 100 words, typed doublespaced. The author’s name and email address should appear on a separate cover page, together with a brief biographical statement of approximately 50 words, including academic status and institutional affiliation, all typed double-spaced. For more information please see the Guidelines for Contributors.

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Editorial Correspondence
Ilia Rodov, Head of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University.

Ars Judaica
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Available Content

Volume 16 (2020)
Volume 15 (2019)
Volume 14 (2018)
Volume 13 (2017)
Volume 12 (2016)
Volume 11 (2015)