A Journey through Jewish Worlds. Highlights from the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books

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Evelyn M. Cohen, Sharon Liberman Mintz, Emile G.L. Schrijver.


Sharon Liberman Mintz, Emile G.L. Schrijver.


Rene Braginsky.


Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2009. 295 pp., illustrations: 165 col., 27.5 × 22.8 cm. English.




Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana (16 October 2009–18 January 2010)


The first public exhibition of Rene Braginsky’s extraordinary private collection. The monumental catalog is a luxurious production, with full-page color illustrations and in-depth scholarly entries for each exhibit. Material presented in three parts, each with introductory essay(s): 1. Manuscripts and Printed Books (Menahem Schmelzer, Emile G.L. Schrijver), 2. Marriage Contracts (Shalom Sabar), and 3. Esther Scrolls (Sharon Liberman Mintz, Elka Deitsch, with Gabriel Goldstein). Most of the Esther scrolls are reproduced in their entirety. 104 items.


On-line version of the exhibition: (English and Hebrew).


For another catalog of the Braginsky Collection see #2064 (2011).

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Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening in Amsterdam, folded card, 2 pp., 1 col. illus., 21 × 14.8 cm; Invitation to exhibition opening in Jerusalem, folded card, 1 col. illus., 10 × 22 cm; Checklist of the Esther Scrolls, leaflet, 4 pp., no illustrations, 29.6 × 21.1 cm. English and Dutch.

Other venues

Yeshiva University Museum, New York City, USA (17 March–11 July 2010); Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (December 2010–April 2011)

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