International Survey of Jewish Monuments

International Survey of Jewish Monuments

New and Noteworthy Publications from Around the World


Ariella Amar and Ruth Jacoby
Ingathering of the Nations: Treasures of Jewish Art: Documenting an Endangered Legacy
Center for Jewish Art -The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1998, 133 pp. 105 illus. ISBN 965-395-008-6
Matthew Baigell
Jewish-American Artists and the Holocaust
New Brunswick, New Jersey:  Rutgers University Press, 1997, 138 pp, 44 illus. ISBN 0-8135-2404-0.
Samuel Bak and Lawrence L. Langer
Landscapes of Jewish Experience
Boston: Pucker Gallery, in association with Brandeis University Press, 125 pp, 79 illus.ISBN 0-9635318-2-4

Richard Brillian and Ellen Smith, eds.

Facing the New World: Jewish Portraits in Colonial and Federal America
ISBN: 3791318632
Léo Bronstein
Kabbalah and Art, second edition
New Brunswick (USA) and London (UK), Transaction Publishers, 129 pp., 49 illus., ISBN 1-56000-353-7
Valery Dymshits, Tatjana Emelyanenko
Facing West: Oriental Jews of Central Asia and the Caucasus
Waanders Pub; 1999. ISBN: 9040092168
Mark Michael Epstein
Dreams of Subversion in Medieval Jewish Art and Literature
University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997, 180 pp. ISBN 0-271-01605-1

Mary Lowenthal Felstiner

To Paint Her Life: Charlotte Salomon in the Nazi Era
Berkeley, Univ. of California Press, 1994 (paperback 1997), 291 pp. ISBN 0-520-21066-2
Jacobo Furman
Treasures of Jewish Art from the Jacobo and Asea Furman Collection of Judaica
Hong Kong:  Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 283 pp, illus. ISBN 0-88363-047-8.

Grace Cohen Grossman with Richard Eighme Ahlborn

Judaica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model
Washington, DC.Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, 52. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997

Rachel Hachlili

Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Diaspora (Handbuch Der Orientalistik. Erste Abteilung, Der Nahe Und Mittlere Osten, 35 Bd)
Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers; 1998, ISBN: 9004108785
Rachel Hachlili
Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Land of Israel (Handbuch Der Orientalistik 7)
Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers; 1997, ISBN: 9004081151
Maurice Hayoun and Dominique Jarrassé
Les Synagogues  Paris, Presse Univertaires de France, Paris, 1999, 128 pp. (pbk) Paris. ISBN 2-13-049584-2
Thomas Hubka
“Jewish Art and Architecture in the East European Context: The Gwozdziec-Chodorow Group of Wooden Synagogues,” Polin (Volume 10): Jews in Early Modern Poland, ed. Gershon David Hundert
Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1998.
Gabrielle Sed-Rajna, et al
Jewish Art
NY, Harry N Abrams; 1997, ISBN: 0810935147
James E. Young
At Memory's Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300080328
Marilyn Chiat
America’s Religious Architecture: Sacred Places for Everyday Community
New York, NY, Wiley Preservation Press, 1997 ISBN 0-471-14502--5
Ellen Eisenberg
Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey 1882-1920
Syracuse, NY. Syracuse Univ. Press, 1995. 218 pp. ISBN 0-8156-2652-5 (cloth), 0-8156-2663-0 (pbk.)
Samuel Gruber
American Synagogues: A Century of Architecture and Jewish Community
Rizzoli, 2003

Milton Hindus
, ed.
The Jewish East Side 1881-1924, new edition
New Brunswick (USA) and London (UK), Transaction Publishers, 1996, 301 pp.,ISBN 1-56000-842-3
Sharman Kadish
"Constructing Identity: Anglo-Jewry and Synagogue Architecture" article in Architectural History Vol. 45 (2002)
"Manchester Synagogues and their Architects 1740-1940" article in Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society Vol. 47 (2003)
David Kaufman
Shul with a Pool: The “Synagogue-Center” in American Jewish History
Hanover and London, Brandeis University Press, 1999, 357 pp, 25 illus. ISBN 0-87451-876-8 (cloth), 0-87451-893-8 (pbk).
Julian H. Preisler
Pioneer American Synagogues; A State by State Guide (revised & updated edition)
Bowie Maryland, Heritage Books, 1997 ISBN 0-7884-0711-2 (pbk)


Rachel Frankel
"Jodensavaane" - article published in The Jews and the Expansion of Europe to the West, 1450-1800
Edited by Paolo Bernardini and Norman Fiering (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2001)

Samuel Gruber
"Archaeological Remains of Ashkenazi Jewry in Europe: A New Source of Pride and History"
What Athens Has to Do With Jerusalem; Essays on Classical, Jewish, and Early Christian Art and Archaeology in Honor of Gideon Forester

Edited by Leonard V. Rutgers, Leuven: Peters, 2002

Arno Parik: text. Photographs: Dana Cabanova, Petr Kliment, JMP photoarchive

"Jewish Prague" 56 pages, 4.5 x 8.7 inches (11.5 x 22 cm); ISBN 80-85608-52-9; Price: 4 USD / 4 €
This full-color publication offers an excellent overview of Jewish Prague, including descriptions of all synagogues in the former Jewish Quarter of Prague and the Old Jewish Cemetery. It also presents the lesser-known Prague Jewish monuments such as the New Jewish Cemetery, the Jewish Cemetery in the Zizkov quarter, the Jerusalem Synagogue and synagogues in the suburbs of Prague. The publication has a large number of color photos and some historical photos. It provides a list of important contacts (synagogues, cemeteries, Jewish institutions, Jewish restaurants, etc.) and is, therefore, a must for anyone planning a trip to Prague who is looking for a good introduction to Jewish monuments in the city.

The publication is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Czech and the price is 4 USD or 4 €. When ordering only one copy, the shipping is 10 USD for countries outside of Europe and 6 € for Europe. For ordering or other inquiries please contact the Jewish Museum in Prague at

Peter Renton
The Lost Synagogues of London
P.O. Box 16039 London NW3 6WL, 2000, 210 pages, 217 figures (

Aristide Streja and Lucian Schwarz.
Synagogues of Romania
Romania:  Hasefer Publishing House, 195 pp, 157 illus. 1996 (Romanian), 1997 (English trans. by Viviane  Prager), ISBN 973-9235-03-4

Eleonora Bergman, ed.

Jewish Historical institute: The First FiftyYears 1947-1997.
Warsaw, Jewish Historical Institute, 1996
Eleonora Bergman and Jan Jagielski.
Zachowane Synagogi Domy Modiltwy w Polsce – Katalog
Zydowski instytut historyczny, Warsaw, 1996 (published 1998), 163 pp., illus., maps. ISBN 83-8588-23-3
Miriam Bodian
Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation: Conversos and Community in Early Modern Amsterdam
Bloomington, Indiana: University of Indiana Press, 1997, 219 pp.,ISBN 0-253-33292-3
Francesca Brandes, ed.
Venice and Environs: Jewish Itineraries
Marsilio Publishers, 1997.
Herbert E. Brekle
Das Regensburger Ghetto
Regensburg, 1997 ISBN 3-931904-17-2
Norman Golb
The Jews in Medieval Normandy: A Social and Intellectual History
Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998, 621 pp. ISBN 0-521-58032-3
Eva Hoffman
Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1997
Paula E. Hyman
The Jews of Modern France.
Berkeley, University of California Press, 1998.
Dominique Jarrassé
Une Histoire des Synagogues Françaises entre Occident et Orient
Hébraïca Actes Sud, Arles, 1997, 410 pp., ISBN 2-7427-1262-3
Berl Kagan, ed.
Luboml:  The Memorial Book of a Vanished Shtetl
New York:  KTAV Publishing House, 427 pp, illus. ISBN 0-88125-580-7.

Rachile Kostanian, ed.,

Exhibition Lithuanian Synagogues, commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Death of the Vilna Gaon.
Vilnius, The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum, 1997.
Yosif Levinson
Skausmo Knyga / The Book of Sorrow
Vilnius, Vaga Publishers, 1997.
Isabelle Meidinger
The Jewish Tombstones of the Parisian Cemetery of Bagneux: issues of cultural identity and memory
Dissertation, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 1997 (unpublished thesis,)
Isabelle Meidinger
Les Lieux d’Inhumation Israelites en France: 1791-1890
Memoire de D.E.A., Universite Paris I - Pantheon-Sorbonne, 1998 (unpublished thesis)

Isabelle Meidinger
"Les tombes du cietiere parisien de Bagneux,"
Archives Juives: Revue d’histoire des Juifs de France, No. 31/1, 52-65, 1998.

Mitchell Serels
Jews of Cape Verde: A Brief History.
Brooklyn, NY, Sepher-Hermon Press, 1997.ISBN 0-87203-147-0
Michael C. Steinlauf
Bondage to the Dead:  Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust
Syracuse, New York:  Syracuse University Press, 189 pp, 29 illus. ISBN 0-8156-2729-7.

Ariel Toaff, Judith Landry (Translator).
Love, Work and Death : Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria
Littman Library of Jewish Civilization; ISBN: 1874774331

Eli Valley
The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe: A Travel Guide and Resource Book to Prague, Warsaw, Cracow, and Budapest
Jason Aronson; ISBN: 0765760002

Miriam Weiner
Jewish Roots in Poland:  Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories.
Secaucus, NJ:  The Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation, Inc. and New York, NY:  YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 446 pp, illus. ISBN 0-9656508-0-4

Miriam Weiner

Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova: Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories
Secaucus, NJ:  The Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation, Inc. and New York, NY:  YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 600 pp, 1199 illus. ISBN 0-9656508-1-2
Mordechai Aviam
Ancient Synagogues in the Land of Israel
Ramat Gan., Israel National Parks Authority, 1997.
Meron Benvenisti
City of Stone: The Hidden History of Jerusalem.
Berkeley, University of California Press, 1998, 283 pp.,
ISBN 0-520-20768-8

Lee I. Levine
The Ancient Synagogue: The First Thousand Years
Yale Univ Press, ISBN: 0300074751

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Revealing the Holy Land: The Photographic Exploration of Palestine, essay by Kathleen Stewart Howe.
Santa Barbara, CA ., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1997, 144 pp., illus., ISBN 0-89951-0949 (cloth), 0-89951-095-7 (pbk.)

Marilyn Henry
The Restitution of Jewish Property in Central and Eastern Euorope
NY, American Jewish Committee, 1997.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage.
Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1998, 311 pp., ISBN 0-520-20966-4

Lawrence L. Langer
Preempting the Holocaust
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1998, 207 pp., ISBN 0-300-07357-7

Ruth Ellen Gruber
Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe

University of California Press, 2002

David N. Myers and David B. Ruderman., eds.
The Jewish Past Revisited: Reflections on Modern Jewish Historians.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998, 256 pp., ISBN 0-300-07216-3

Patricia Skinner, editor
Jews in Medieval Britain: Historical, Literary and Archaeological Perspectives
Rochester, New York: Boydell Press, 2003. X + 192 pp. ISBN 0-851-15931-1 (Cloth), $68.00.
Reviewed for H-JUDAIC by Frederic Krome. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

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