Bezalel
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Name of the art school founded in Jerusalem in 1906 by the Jewish sculptor Boris Schatz (1867–1932), named after the biblical architect of the Tabernacle, Bezalel ben Uri. With the establishment of this school, he sought to create a place at which Jewish art could flourish according to Zionist ideas. The understanding of art de…

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Ori Z. Soltes, Washington D. C., “Bezalel”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 19 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0090>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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