By Richard I. Cohen
Carrying on with its distinctive culture of concentrating on significant political, sociological, and cultural problems with Jewish existence within the final century, quantity XXVI of the yearly experiences in modern Jewry examines the visible revolution that has overtaken Jewish cultural existence within the 20th century onwards, with designated cognizance given to the evolution of Jewish museums. Bringing jointly top curators and students, Visualizing and showing Jewish area and History treats a number of kinds of Jewish illustration in museums in Europe and the U.S. earlier than the second one international warfare and inquires into the character and proliferation of Jewish museums following the Holocaust and the autumn of Communism in Western and japanese Europe. moreover, a couple of essays devoted to six exhibitions that happened in Israel in 2008 to mark six many years of Israeli paintings increases major matters at the dating among paintings and gender, and artwork and politics. An introductory essay highlights the dramatic transformation within the appreciation of the visible in Jewish tradition. The scope of the symposium bargains one of many first scholarly makes an attempt to regard this topic in different nations.
Also featured during this quantity are a provocative essay at the nature of antisemitism in twentieth-century English society; evaluation essays on Jewish fundamentalism and up to date works near to the Holocaust in occupied Soviet territories; and experiences of recent titles in Jewish stories