"Jewish Folklore
and Ethnology Review"

Judith is guest editor of the special dance issue of the "Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review,"
vol. 20 #1-2, 2000.

(see ordering information and
table of contents below)

This volume was recognized for honorable mention by the prestigious de la Torre Bueno Prize as one of the top 20 best publications in English on dance in 2001.
The volume offers a rich selection of photos and illustrations accompanying an unusal and wide range of articles on Jewish dance by scholars from the United States, Europe and Israel.

To order the Jewish Folklore and Ethonology Review, please send $20.00
(plus $5 additional for foreign postage) to:

Timothy Lloyd
American Folklore Society,
Mershon Center
Ohio State University
1501 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201-2602


  Other publications by Judith Brin Ingber include Victory Dances, the Biography of Fred Berk; "Shorashim: The Roots of Israeli Folk Dance" published by Dance Perspectives; "Dancing Into Marriage: Jewish Wedding Dances," in the Dance Research Journal; "The Priestesses, on Yarden Cohen and Sara Levi-Tanai," in Dance Chronicle; "The Gamin Speaks, on Gertrud Kraus" in Dance Magazine; "Dance in Israel" in the Oxford University Press International Dance Encyclopedia; "Jewish American women dancers" in the Jewish Women in America, An Historical Encyclopedia and entries in the International Encyclopedia of Modern Dance.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Special Issue on Jewish Dance by the editor Judith Brin Ingber


"Jewish Dancing Masters and 'Jewish Dance' in Renaissance Italy (Guglielmo Ebreo and Beyond)"
by Barbara Sparti p. 11

"Cultural Formation in Eretz Israel: The National Dance Competition of 1937"
by Nina S. Spiegel p. 24

"Vilified or Glorified? Views of the Jewish Body in 1947"
by Judith Brin Ingber p. 39

"Beyond the Nation in Israeli Folk Dancing: The Performing Community in New York under the Impact of Globalization"
by Elke Kaschl, p. 59

"Felix Fibich, Selections from an Oral History"
Interview by Judith Brin Ingber,
p. 78

"The Yemenite Dance Materials of Sara Levi-Tanai (with listing of choreographic works)
by Giora Manor, p. 87

"A Personal Testimony" by Sara Levi-Tanai (translated by Robert Rees), p. 93
"Ethiopian Dance in Israel"
by Dawn Lille Horwitz, p. 98

"An Interview with Ruth Eshel of the Eskesta Dance Company"
by Dawn Lille Horwitz, p. 106

"Simchas Bais Hasho'eva in Crown Heights: Rehearsing for the Ultimate Simcha Among the Lubavitcher Hasidim"
by Jill Gellerman, p. 110

"Do You Bow?" Dancing to the Image of the Sabbath Queen"
by Judith S. Neulander, p. 124

"Jewish Culture and Identity in the Russian Ballet: The Case of Leonid Jacobson"
by Janice Ross, p. 129

"Searching for Moving Metaphors: Jewishness in American Modern Dance and Postmodern Dance," by Naomi M. Jackson, p. 139

"Labeling: The Dichotomy Between Jewish and Israeli Dance,"
by Gaby Aldor, p. 150

"Bibliography of Jewish Dance Sources,"
by Lillian Stillwell with Judith Brin Ingber, p. 158

"Bibliography on Jerome Robbins"
by Joelle Worm with Judith Brin Ingber, p. 173

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