Press Release

Academy of Athens Award
for the
Corpus Inscriptionum Judaicarum Graeciae
Corpus of Jewish and Hebrew Inscriptions
from Mainland and Island Greece
(late 4th c. BCE–15th century)

The Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG) is pleased to announce the receipt of a significant award for its new academic publication, entitled, Corpus Inscriptionum Judaicarum Graeciae (CIJG): Corpus of Jewish and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mainland and Island Greece (late 4th c. BCE–15th century)”. This distinction of The Order of Literature and Fine Arts was awarded by the Academy of Athens, at the Annual Festive Session of December 19, 2019. The president of the BoD of the JMG Mr. Samuel (Makis) Matsas attended the ceremony, while the director of the museum Ms. Zanet Battinou, received the award.

The compilation of Jewish and Hebrew inscriptions is part of the research programs of the Jewish Museum of Greece, which focus on the recording, study and publication of tangible and intangible evidence of the archaeological and historical past of the Greek Jews.

The completion of the research and the publication of the book were made possible thanks to the generous donations of Ms. Aliki and Ms. Nora Benrubi, as well as of Mr. Samuel (Makis) Matsas, President of the Board of Directors of the JMG, respectively, in addition to the constant support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The publication gathers all the epigraphic material of Jewish interest or content located in the Greek geographical area, with the aim to serve the historical record and documentation of the long-standing presence, as well as the distribution of Jewish settlements in the Greek lands since late antiquity. It has been well received by Greek and international academic departments and libraries of historical, archaeological and Jewish studies in Europe, the US and Israel.

The Board of Directors of the JMG, would like to express its sincere thanks to the committee and members of the Academy of Athens for this special honor given to the Jewish Museum of Greece.

 

© JMG, December 2019