Annette Weber, Evelyn Friedlander, Fritz Armbruster.
Munich, Germany, 1997. 223 pp., illustrations: 29 col., 117 b&w, 21.5 × 29.5 cm. English and German.
Prähistorische Staatssammlung München (16 May–14 September 1997)
Catalog/book on all aspects of the Torah binder. Five sections on: the history of the Torah binders’ discovery in various places, the historical development of the Torah binder, related minhagim, the Torah binders’ cultural environment, conservation and techniques, and circumcision. Among the 22 essays are those on the Torah binder’s script (Emile G.L. Schrijver), illustrated Mohelbooks and circumcision liturgies (Eva Frojmovič), Torah binders from the Ichenhausen synagogue (Annette Weber), and embroidered Torah binders from Weyer in Hessen (Chana Safrai). Catalog material presented according to region and topics: Swabia, Alsace, Bohemia & Moravia, New Techniques, Jewish Life in Early Occident, Continuity of Symbols, Minhag Ashkenaz, The Life Cylce and its Rites. Detailed descriptive entries. 73 items.
Exhibition leaflet for showing in Würzburg, 6 pp., 9 col., 4 b&w illus., 21 × 9.6 cm. German; Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 4 pp., 4 col. illus., 21 × 15 cm. German; Invitation to exhibition, in Mitteilungen der Freunde der Bayerischen Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Nr. 83, May 1997, leaflet, 6 pp., 5 b&w illus., 21 × 14.7 cm. German; Exhibition leaflet for showing in Munich, 6 pp., 9 col., 4 b&w illus., 21 × 9.6 cm. German; Exhibition leaflet and invitation to exhibition opening for showing in Frankfurt, 6 pp., 9 col., 4 b&w illus., 21 × 9.6 cm. German; Catalog order form, leaflet, 4 pp., 1 b&w illus., 21 × 10 cm.
Marmelsteiner Kabinett, Würzburg, Germany (1 October–30 November 1997); Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, Germany (11 December 1997–1 March 1998)