Avraham Borshevsky (b. 1970, USSR) is a renowned Israeli master scribe (sofer-STaM) and calligraphy artist.

He lives and works in Jerusalem and creates unique and personally designed works of art.

Complying with Halachic law, he creatively extends the Jewish ceremonial art tradition and has devoted himself to creating original parchment manuscripts based on sacred Hebrew Scriptures.

In 2004, Avraham Borshevsky scribed a unique kosher Mezuzah parchment recognized as a masterpiece of Hebrew sacred calligraphy. It has been documented by Guinness World Records™ as the world’s largest.

Artworks of Avraham Borshevsky on parchment are located in museums and private collections of dozens of countries around the world.

Collections

  • The World Calligraphy Museum in Moscow, Russia

  • The Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

  • The Slovak National Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava, Slovakia

  • DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, USA

Solo exhibitions

2019  Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater, by Israeli Cultural Center of Kiev, Ukraine

2018  Israeli Cultural Center of Odessa, Ukraine

2016  Israeli Cultural Center of Minsk, Belarus

2010  "Black Fire" photo exhibition in the Jewish Cultural Center of Moscow, Russia
2010  The Jewish Community Center of Volgograd, Russia
2010  "Sacred Hebrew Calligraphy of Avraham Borshevsky" The State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow
2010  Taras Shevchenko Palace of Culture, 
by Israeli Cultural Center of Melitopol, Ukraine
2009  State University of Informatics and Artificial Intelligence, by 
Israeli Cultural Center of Donetzk, Ukraine
​2009  The Israeli Cultural Center of Moscow, Russia​
2003  "The Revival of the Jewish Calligraphy Art", The Jewish Cultural Center, Moscow​
2002  The Municipal Cultural Center, Jerusalem, Israel​

Group exhibitions

2019  "Private Museums of Russia. Talents of Russia" (catalog), by the World Calligraphy Museum, Moscow

2018  "Máme 25 ...". The Slovak National Museum of Jewish Culture, Bratislava

2017  The VI International Exhibition of Calligraphy in Moscow, Russia

2015  The ​V International Exhibition of Calligraphy in Moscow, Russia

​2015  "Eternal Values" Jewish & Chinese Calligraphy exhibition at Novosibirsk State Museum of Fine Arts, Russia

2012  ​​The ​IV International Exhibition of Calligraphy, (catalog) Moscow, Russia

2010  The III International Exhibition of Calligraphy, (catalog), Veliki Novgorod, Russia
2010  "Posolstvo z Jeruzalema" with Avi Biran. The Slovak National Museum of Jewish Culture, Bratislava
2009  ​​The II International Exhibition of Calligraphy, (
catalog) Moscow
2008  "Callifest'08", International Calligraphy Exhibition. Mumbai, India
2008  "In Four Languages". Kehillat Yedidya Synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel
2008  International Calligraphic Exhibition (
catalog). St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia
2007  "Greetings from Israel II". The Slovak National Museum of Jewish Culture, Bratislava
2004  "The Art of the People of The Book. Judaism in Art" Russian State Art Library, Moscow
2003  "A Precious Legacy: The Ten Commandments in Ten Versions" Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. USA

Bibliography

  • "Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts" by Marc Epstein. Princeton University Press, 2015

  • "Mastering Hebrew Calligraphy" by Izzy Pludwinski. The Toby Press, Israel, 2012

Achievements

2009  Most expensive Mezuzah by Guinness World Records

2004  Largest Mezuzah by Guinness World Records

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