The carved wooden Torah arks of Eastern Europe (Book, 2017) []
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The carved wooden Torah arks of Eastern Europe

The carved wooden Torah arks of Eastern Europe

Author: Berakhah Yaniv
Publisher: Liverpool The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2017
Series: The Littman library of Jewish civilization
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Berakhah Yaniv
ISBN: 9781906764371 1906764379
OCLC Number: 994201981
Description: 321 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Note on TransliterationIntroductionPART I HISTORY AND CULTURE, FUNCTION AND DESIGN1. The Emergence of the Torah Ark from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century2. Historical and Cultural BackgroundThe Polish-Lithuanian CommonwealthThe Rise of Hasidism and the Influence of Kabbalah3. Construction and DesignCrafts, Artisans, and Workshops The Lithuanian Workshop of Jacob ben Solomon of Raseinai The Workshop of the Vase in a Niche The Rococo-Style Workshop The Belarusian Workshop The Ukrainian WorkshopConstructing the Ark Building Materials and Techniques Style and DesignPART II FORM AND CONTENTIntroduction: The Architectural Structure of the Torah Ark4. The Kingdom of God in the Little SanctuaryThe Throne of GloryThe Eagle as a Metaphor for GodThe Three CrownsPraise of God Perek shirahMusic in the Temple5. The TempleThe Gateway to Heaven The Passageway The Inscription Avinu Malkenu Yakhin and BoazThe Ark of the Covenant and the Temple Appurtenances The Kaporet and the Cherubim The Tree of Life: Symbol of the TorahThe Seven-Branched Menorah Introduction The Menorah and the Showbread Table The Menorah as a Solitary Motif The Menorah in Zechariah's Vision The Menorah as a Mystical SymbolThe Temple Rituals: Avodat Hakodesh The Sacrificial Offerings The Priestly Blessing Offering of the First Fruits6. Messianic ExpectationsPersonal Redemption: The Leviathan and the OxNational Redemption Aaron's Rod, the Manna Jar, and the Jug of Anointing Oil The Four Species and the ShofarPART III APPENDICESI. Fourteen Torah Arks: Comprehensive Description, Technical Data, and Supporting DocumentationIntroduction1. Kamyanka-Buzka, Western Ukraine, c.17752. Vyz uonos, Central Lithuania, 17843. Zabludow, North-East Poland, 17654. Druya, Northern Belarus, 1774/55. Zelva, Western Belarus, 1849/506. Lukiv, Western Ukraine, c.17817. Hrodna, Western Belarus, Late Eighteenth Century8. Nowe Miasto nad Pilica , East-Central Poland, after 18009. S auke nai, Central Lithuania, 1885/610. Przedborz, Central Poland, c.177511. Valkininkai, South-East Lithuania, 180412. Ke pno, West-Central Poland, 1816/1713. Vowpa, Western Belarus, 178114. Unidentified Ark, Ukraine, Nineteenth CenturyII. Biblical Quotations and Liturgical Phrases Adorning the ArksIII. Carpenters and Woodcarvers of ArksIV. Alphabetical List of the Arks Comprising the Visual Database for This StudyList of IllustrationsList of InstitutionsBibliographyIndex
Series Title: The Littman library of Jewish civilization
Responsibility: Bracha Yaniv


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'Bracha Yaniv has made a meticulous study of lost arks and of the lost Jewish crafts of joinery, woodcarving, painting and gilding that made them possible. She demonstrates that these arks cannot be Read more...

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