The World Famous Mezuzah from The Guinness Book of Records will be presented in Velikiy Novgorod


As part of the III International Exhibition of calligraphy in Velikiy Novgorod, which will be held in the grounds of Yaroslav's Court on 10-12 September 2010, the world’s biggest mezuzah will be exposed.

This unique creation of Avraham Borshevsky, the expert in the field of sacral calligraphy, was announced as masterpiece of the national calligraphy by leading spiritual and academic Israeli authorities. The World Famous Mezuzah became the only masterwork of modern letter art in The Guinness Book of Records. Until 2009, the sacral artifact was kept in the private collection in Jerusalem.

It is at the presentation in the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy that the World Famous Mezuzah was presented for the first time. At the ceremony of its giving to the Museum were Russian Deputy Culture Minister Andrey Busigin, the head of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia’s Department for Cooperating with the Military, Ministry of Emergency Affairs and Law Enforcement Agencies, rabbi Aaron Gurevich, the representative of synodal department for church-state relations Rev. George Roschin, imam of Moscow cathedral mosque Islam Zaripov, and other reputable guests.


The World Famous Mezuzah in the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy


The solemn giving of the turkey feather,
with which Avraham Borshevsky wrote the World Famous Mezuzah,
to the director of the Museum Alexey Shaburov


Avraham Borshevsky is telling about the sacral calligraphy to the journalists


The World Famous Mezuzah is written down in The Guinness Book of Records


A mezuzah is a sacral piece of parchment with 2 extracts from the Five Books of Moses, proclaiming the exclusivity of the God, love to Him and obedience to His commandments. To fulfill on of 613 commandments of the Tora, the extracts are written by hand, according to the canons of sacral calligraphy. A rolled manuscript is placed in a special case, which is then affixed to the right doorframe in all living quarters of a Jewish house. From here, a mezuzah is the world’s most popular manuscript, which has a history of more than 3000 years.