THE AMSTERDAM MAHZOR
A splendid Jewish festival prayer book from medieval Cologne
In 2017, Amsterdam’s Jewish Historical Museum and MiQua. LVR-Jewish Museum in the Archaeological Quarter Cologne jointly acquired the world-famous Amsterdam Machzor. The Machzor is an Ashkenazi festival prayer book which was copied and used in mediaeval Cologne before coming into the possession of the Jewish community of Amsterdam in the seventeenth century.
This small presentation celebrates this ground-breaking joint purchase.
The exhibition highlights twelve aspects of the medieval manuscript, providing visitors with a unique opportunity for a better understanding of this otherwise mysterious museum exhibit.