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Published: 01 September 2017

320 Pages | 150 illustrations

10 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9781906764371

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The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Bracha Yaniv

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

  • National Jewish Book Awards Finalist for the Visual Arts Award, 2017
  • A richly illustrated and comprehensive overview of a monumental Jewish religious art form that did not survive the Holocaust
  • Throws new light on long-forgotten traditions of Jewish craftsmanship and religious understanding
  • Demonstrates the mystical significance and messianic symbolism of the intricate motifs