Megillat Esther

The Megillat Esther, or Scroll of Esther, tells the story of the first "final solution" of the Jewish problem that was thwarted by Esther, the Jewish queen of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) in the 4th century BCE.

The Hebrew word "Megillah" means "revealed" and the name "Esther" is closely related to the word "Hester" which means "hidden". This dramatic story is written in a way that shows us how G-d orchestrated the events in such a way that His hand was hidden to those living at the time, His role having been revealed to us only later, with the benefit of hindsight.

The Megillah is read in public on the day of Purim, when we celebrate our salvation from the Royal decree amidst happiness and festivities.

A kosher Megillah must be written by a scribe on a specially designated scroll that must meet certain criteria. Unlike a Torah scroll, which may not have any embellishments on it other than the exact letters of the Torah, a Megillah may be illuminated, and indeed, some prefer to have their Megillot intricately decorated, considering this to be a case of beautifying the Mitzvot.

My Megillot are carefully handcrafted and I use only top quality parchment and writing materials. The megillah is available in 11, 21, or 28 line formats. If you would like to order a Megillah or have any questions, please feel free to contact me.