The Illuminated Five Scrolls The Five Scrolls-Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther-are read in the synagogue at designated times during the year. Some of the Scrolls are traditionally hand-written on parchment and beautifully illustrated as an expression of the special endearment for the Five Scrolls shared by Jews throughout the ages.
This volume is an artistic reproduction of the Five Scrolls originally written on parchment by Yaakov Daniel, scribe, and illustrated by Rosa Atlas, Michael Paulker and Oleg Trabish.
Rabbi Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz has enhanced this special edition of the Five Scrolls with an introduction to the texts. While the Five Scrolls are each very different in content and style, the Rabbi traces a common thread through them all. In his gentle but penetrating manner, Rabbi Steinsaltz weaves the Five Scrolls into a magnificent tapestry