The Manchester Megillah

January 16, 2005 - March 27, 2005
Mezzanine Gallery

An original illustrated Megillat Esther by father and son Moshe and Mechel Haffner of Manchester, England, in which most characters are depicted as Hassidim. The Hebrew calligraphy is the work of Mechel, and the black and white illustrations are by his father, Moshe. Both are self-taught. An accompanying selection of drawings based on Jewish subjects is by Moshe Haffner.

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Moshe and Mechel Haffner, A chagrined Haman who proclaims the king’s favour to Mordechai leads Mordechai in royal garments on a royal horse through the streets of Shushan.