Auction 33 Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinical
Aug 28, 2013 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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A Large Esther Scroll – Russia – USA

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A Large Esther Scroll. Russia, late 19th century / early 20th century.
At the beginning of the scroll appears a stamp: "proofread Zhetel… Garzovsky". At the end of the scroll appears a different stamp: "David Yitzhak Levin proofreader and author…Newark. The scroll was most likely written and examined in Zhetel or nearby and later was brought to the USA, where it was examined once again.
A Jewish community existed in Zhetel (nowadays, in Belarus) since the 16th century. It is the place of birth of both the "Dubner Maggid" (Rabbi Jacob Kranz) and the "Chafetz Chaim".
Height: approximately 55 cm. 42 rows per column. Fair condition. Tears to the first and last sheets, without damage to the text. Faded writing, partially erased.

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