Ars Judaica

Ars Judaica is an annual 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.

Indexed by Art Source (EBSCOhost)

Indexed by Jewish Studies Source (EBSCOhost)

Volumes of Ars Judaica are distributed by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization throughout the world, except Israel.


Ilia Rodov, Chair of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. He is the author of many works on European synagogue art, focusing on the history, patronage, and meanings of synagogue paintings, sculptures, architectural decoration, and furniture design.

Sara Offenberg, Senior Lecturer in the Jewish Art Department at Bar-Ilan University. She published articles and a book on Jewish-Christian relations in art and literature, the image of the Jew in Christian art and literature, Hasidei Ashkenaz, Piyyut Commentary, and Hebrew illuminated prayer books.

Mirjam Rajner, Senior Lecturer in the Jewish Art Department at Bar-Ilan University. Her numerous publications deal with the early art of Marc Chagall, the art of Russian, Polish, and South-Eastern artists of Jewish origin in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, and the art created during and immediately after the Holocaust.

Editorial Board

Matthew Baigell, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Evelyn M. Cohen, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
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
Vivian B. Mann, Graduate School, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York; Jewish Museum, New York
Elisheva Revel-Neher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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

Contact Us

Ars Judaica
Department of Jewish Art
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan 52900

telephone +972 (0)3 5318413

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