Chief Researcher: Dr. Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig

The underlying basis of this research is visual testimony, to be investigated as any other historical document. The research addresses the technical, iconographic and stylistic aspects of each object. In order to place the object within the context of its era and culture, layers of research from the Halacha and the Minhag are added, as well as comparison to textual sources from the non-Jewish world that are relevant to the topic.

Grants Received in 2016

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture: Research grant for work on The Invention of a Textual and Visual Printed Tradition: The Sefer Minhagim by Shimeon ha-Levi Guenzburg (Venice: Giovanni di Gara, 1593).

Publications

Articles

“Synagoga Christiana: The ‘Mayerische Synagoga in Greiffswalde’ Reconstructed” in: Christoph Böttrich und Thomas Kuhn (Hrsg.), Die Mayerische Lehrsynagoga in Greiffswald, Greifswalder Theologische Forschungen (GThF) 26, Leipzig: (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt) 2016, pp. 501–552.

“Synagoga Veritas? Johannes Pfefferkorn and his Synagogue Descriptions in the büchlein der judenpeicht”, in: Jonathan Adams and Cordelia Hess (eds.), Johannes Pfefferkorn and Ethnographies of Jews in Early Modern Europe, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017, pp. 97–120.

Forthcoming Books

Thy Father’s Instruction: Reading the Nuremberg Miscellany as Jewish Cultural History, De Gruyter Publishing House; expected date of publication: January 2018

Minhagim: Custom and Practice in Jewish Life. A selection of papers based on the international conference of the same name held 13–15 May, 2012 at Tel Aviv University, which will be published in November 2017 by De Gruyter Publishing House. Dr. Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig is a member of the editorial board of the volume.

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