First International Journal of Jewish Art to Be Published in US Now Available

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950

December 14, 2007, New York, NY

The inaugural issue of Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, the first journal of Jewishart to be published in the United States, is now available.

Images is edited by three of the world’s experts in Jewish art and visual culture: Steven Fine, Yeshiva University; Vivian B. Mann, The Jewish Theological Seminary and The Jewish Museum; and Margaret Olin, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Images was created in response to the study of art history and visuality becoming a significant area of scholarship within Judaic studies. Published by E. J. Brill, Images is intended to be a meeting place for scholars across disciplines and continents who engage in the study of Jewish art and visual culture created from Greco-Roman antiquity until today. Articles will concentrate on all geographical regions in which Jewish participation had an impact on art and visual culture and come from all relevant modes of expression, including from architecture, painting, sculpture, textiles, photography, film, and more. Each issue will feature scholarly articles; selections of primary sources related to Jewish art; review of books and exhibitions, and reviews of scholarly conferences or symposia.

A highlight of the first issue is a roundtable discussion by outstanding scholars responding to Images’ mission statement, including Kalman Bland, Richard Cohen, Alla Edimova, Sander Gilman, Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett, Norman Kleeblatt, Ezra Mendelsohn, Eric Meyers, and Carol Zemel.

The cost of the journal is $42 per issue. Images may be purchased by visiting The same link affords an electronic version of the first issue.

Editors/Reporters: To schedule an interview with Dr. Mann, please contact Sherry S. Kirschenbaum in the JTS Department of Communications at (212) 678-8953.