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Emile Schrijver

Emile Schrijver is curator of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, the Jewish special collection at the University of Amsterdam, of the Ets Haim Library in the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, as well as co-curator of the Braginsky Collection.
René Braginsky’s Collection of Esther Scrolls
This talk provided a rare opportunity to meet the man behind what has been called the world’s most remarkable private collection of Hebrew manuscripts. To mark Purim, the festival which commemorates the saving of the Jews from annihilation in ancient Persia, collector René Braginsky presented gems from his collection of illuminated Esther scrolls. Braginsky talked about his approach to collecting, which started with a present for his son’s Bar Mitzvah and has continued over 20 yea...