From Babylon to Vienna and Hannover: exclusive presentation of Esther scrolls

Over 2,300 years ago Esther rescued her people from extermination on the rivers of Babylon. On February 23 and 24, Purim, one of the most important Jewish festivals, recalls this miracle. The Book of Esther is traditionally written on magnificently illustrated scrolls. ![/sites/default/files/old/2097.jpg:right]("Hannover Rolle, © Taschen Verlag" "")Emile Schrijver, director of the Biblioteca Rosenthaliana in Amsterdam and an international expert in Jewish manuscripts, and Gabriele Kohlbauer, who is responsible for the JMW collections, will present selected Esther scrolls from the Museum archive that are not usually put on display. The reference is a magnificent six meter long Esther scroll from the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in Hannover, which was written in German (!) in 1746. It has recently been facsimiled in an elaborate process and can now be seen for the first time in Austria. In cooperation with TASCHEN Verlag. Entry free of charge. Please register via Email naomi.kalwil@jmw.at _Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse 11 1010 Vienna_