THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, September 29, 1961 —
`Jewish Art,' Edited by Cecil Roth, Reviews
Noteworthy Achievements During the Ages
Every aspect of Jewish art,
from antiquity, through the
Middle Ages to emancipation,
with thorough coverage of our
artists in modern times, is cov-
ered in the encyclopedic illus-
trated history, "Jewish Art,"
edited by Dr. Cecil Roth and
published by McGraw-Hill Book
Co. (330 W. 42nd, N.Y. 36).
Published in Israel by Mas-
sadah for distribution by Mc-
G-raw-Hill, this impressive and
informative book contains more
ally recent human representa-
tions made by their Gentile
neighbors if they were not in-
tended for religious venera-
tion . ."
While some' pietists objected
to pictures in synagogues, they
nevertheless existed, and Dr.
Roth points to "the development
of synagogal hymnology." He
emphasizes that "the conception
of representational art for both
domestic and synagogal pur-
poses had become fully familiar
in Jewish circles long before
the beginning of the age of
New Order of Nuns
in Roston Seeks to
Honored in Israel
Win Jews'. Friendship JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Jac-
ered separately and pre-Israel-
WASHINGTON, (JTA)—The ques Lipshitz, world-noted Jewish
ite canaannitsh art therefore is
considered at the outset. Special National Catholic Welfare Con- sculptor, who has donated 300
chapters are devoted to syna- ference made known that a plaster casts of his works to the
gogue art and to the minor arts community of nuns dedicated Jerusalem Museum, arrived here
to winning the friendship of
in the Talmudic period.
Jewish school children will be from New York for a month's
Dr. Landsberger's "The Illu- established within a year in visit as the guest of Prime Min-
mination of Hebrew Manu- Boston.
ister David Ben-Gurion.
scripts in Middle Ages and Ren-
President Izhak Ben-Zvi gave a
Cardinal Cushing announced
aissance" is one of the most in-
special reception in his honor.
formative essays in this monu-
the Catholic pu
ccompanied by his wife and
mental work. - •
ter, Lipshitz held a press
Similarly, the late Dr. Nam- our Lady of
ence at which he asserted:
enyi's "Illumination of Hebrew- Paris in th
u'st recall that 'from Zion
Manuscripts After the Inven- include
go forth the Law.' If we
tion of Printing" adds greatly garb. T
to be good Jews, we must
cardinal said t
Id "welcome Jewi
ber we must be ,universal
The aim of this volume, its to an understanding of the de- nuns
an beings, `mentschen.' "
editor explains, is "to de- veloping Jewish- interest in art. childr
The section devoted to mo d- and " 1p Catho
sculptor announced that he
scribe that artistic achieve-
now at work on a "very big"
ments in every medium of ern times deals with Jewish ar t stand nd love
culpture, about 12 feet in height,
Jews and persons of Jewish and artists before and durin g
depicting "the descent of wis-
birth, from the earliest times the period of emancipation, th e under
e a va
down to the present day, to-- Jewish impressionists and thos e work,
t- dom to man."
geether with objects and who were active in the Pari ly for
buildings of, specific Jewish school. Goodman's "Jews i n not so
ritual use, whether their au- Architecture" a n d Jamilly 's Jews as
thorship was provably Jewish "The Architecture of the Con- mistrust they (the Jews) may
or not. The term 'Jewish; thus temporary Synagogue" add to have toward Catholics," Cardi-
applies here to authorship an understanding of the newly- nal Cushing said.
and to -object; it is not in- developing art of synagogue
"The contemplatives live in
tended to apply to the con- building.
strict enclosure and pass a great
Jews as sculptors and art in part of • their time before the
The Jewish people and the Israel are among the concluding blessed sacrament, adoring God
land of Israel- are not consid- important articles.
in the name of the Jewish
"Jewish Art" assumes its people and making continual
great importance as a result of intercession for t h e m. They
Plant Stern Grove
the large number of illustra- dedicate themselves to promot;
DR. CECIL • ROTH
tions which assist the reader in ing understanding betWeen
- than 970 pages oftext, including in Jerusalem Forest
an understanding of the devel- Catholics and Jews, combatting
12 color plates and 450 black.
opment of Jewish art and the anti - Semitism wherever they
yo u cm, epe
and white illustrationS.
- activities of Jewish artists.
find it," the announcement
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It has 21 essays by noted
The outstanding art works stated.
to The Jewish News)
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world ,authorities on art, among
JERUSALEM — Pablo Casals by Jews are reproduced in
them Prof. Franz Landsberger, planted Wednesday the first this volume. The first of the
Michael Church, University
Curator of the
saplings in the Isaac and Vera
of Michigan art ledturer, gave
Stern Grove in the Jerusalem tion of the title page. of Mai- more than 60 lectures on crea-
um of Hebrew
Forest near the capital's San- monides' "Mishne Torah" by tive and cultural topics within
Nathan Ben Simeon Ha-levi, the state last year, to a total
Cologne, 1296. Scenes from audience of more than 3,500
-biblical histories, Haggadahs, persons.
b aum, the
his wife, was donated by the Purim Megillot and
.amoommuem. ■ nows. ■.■ cumwo
tonic works are
P _ rime Minister's office.
veiled a plaque bearing the
nitze r, the
included in "
ish Art" is Max
director of the Prime Minister's Weber's "
of books on
-of the variety of
office, presented the violinist an incl .
he . minute illustrations
with a scroll containing a mes- up - t
Avi - Yoinah,
sel ed for this book, in addi-
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Ma Vim ill i an Dr. Landsberger
to the ancient and hiStoric
Cohen, Abraham M. Habermann, Ben-Gurion.
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In its entirety, "Jewish Art"
and Artists Before .Emancipa- for a role. Ferrer told authors is a valuable addition to an im-
Lewis Funke and John E. Booth portant subject which now is
Discussing the biblical pro- a story which goes to show that drawing greater • attention in
hibition, "thou shalt not make too much reserach m.
he Jewish ranks.
unto thee a graven image," actor. Rehearsi
Dr. Roth states that "the Pen- Strike," in w
tateuch code itself, with its character
committed to a
detailed instruction regarding mental ho tal, Ferrer deci
the Cherubim which were to that a tr' to New York'
be placed in the Ark; suggests vue Ho ital would put
the "logical conclusion that the the p per mood. As
stern negative of the Ten leav
Comniandments was intended fell
to be read in conjunction with w
er he was bo
the following verse: 'Thou go g down to Bel
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en e heard
made for the purpose of wor- t
ship, either as representing
or as substituting the Deity."
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the wr g
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adds, "whether the_implementa- be
d you and pretty so
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