BARMITZVAH & BATMITZVAH suggestions
The ideal choice for a Barmitzvah or a Batmitzvah is the opening leaf to their parashah in the Kennicott Bible (see below). This is a perfect gift which will be cherished for a lifetime. In many cases the entire sedra is also available.
For a Batmitzvah, the Eshet Chayil leaf (folio 78 below) from the Rothschild Miscellany is ideal.

Scroll down for many more suitable leaves.


The size of each Kennicott leaf is approximately 32 x 26cm (12.5 x 10 inches) and each Rothschild leaf is approximately 21 x 15.6cm (8.25 x 6.1 inches).

Hold your mouse over an image for an enlargement and over the blue button for a description of the leaf. Both sides of a leaf are shown only if they are decorated. The low resolution images displayed on this page do not accurately represent the beauty of the finished leaves.




£ 65.00 Parashat Bereishith folio 9 folio 9
Parashat Bereishith. The opening page is written within two decorated columns of red filigree and gold flowers and dots. The massorah are written in interlacing micrography. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 9-12).

£ 140.00 Complete Sedra folios 9-12 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 9-12 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Noach folio 12 folio 12
Parashat Noach. The opening page contains a pair of dragon like creatures with intertwined necks and tails framing the parashah sign. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 12-14) but folio 13 is not available.





£ 55.00 Parashat Lech Lecha folio 14 folio 14
Parashat Lech Lecha. The opening pages contains a blue spotted dragon-like creature with reddish hair and a blue beard framing the word parashah. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 14-16).





£ 55.00 Parashat Toledoth folio 20 folio 20
Parashat Toledoth. Red filigree and gold dots frame the word parashah. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 20-22).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 20-22 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 20-22 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Vayyetze folio 22 folio 22
Parashat Vayyetze. A gold and green bird frames the word parashah. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 22-24).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 22-24 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 22-24 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Vayyishlach folio 24 folio 24
Parashat Vayyishlach. A handsome green dragon-like creature with a gold foliate tongue and tail draped with brightly coloured leaves frames the word parashah. Folio 25 contains a turquoise filigree design. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 24-27) but folios 25 and 26 are not available.





£ 55.00 Parashat Vayyeshev folio 27 folio 27
Parashat Vayyeshev. The first page contains an elaborate design on the first two letters of the word parashah, in intricate zoo- and anthropomorphic letters similar to those of the artist's colophon (folio 447) within shield-shaped panels surmounted by a magnificent a blue cockerel. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 27-29).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 27-29 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 27-29 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Mikketz folio 29 folio 29
Parashat Mikketz. The first page contains an elaborate design on the first two letters of the word parashah, in intricate zoo- and anthropomorphic letters similar to those of the artist's colophon (folio 447) within shield-shaped panels surmounted by a hound with a golden collar. The entire parashah spans four leaves (29-32) but folio 30 is not available.





£ 55.00 Parashat Vayyiggash folio 32 folio 32
Parashat Vayyiggash. The first page contains an elegant design with vertically elongated rectangles, subdivided by gold bands decorated with turquoise filigree and has a monkey seated on a gold circle eating a red fruit, which also frames the word parashah. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 32-34).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 32-34 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 32-34 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Vayyechi folio 34 folio 34
Parashat Vayyechi The first page contains an elegant panel framing the word parashah written in an intricate design surmounted by a beautifully painted crested colourful bird. The rest of the page is written within turquoise and gold filigree. Page 35 contains the end of the Book of Genesis which is skilfully and elegantly drawn as an interlacing geometrical design in gold, red and turquoise. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 34-35).

£ 110.00 Complete Sedra folios 34-35 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 34-35 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Shemoth folio 36 folio 36
Parashat Shemoth The beginning of the parashah is written within turquoise filigree penwork interwoven with gold. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 36-38).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 36-38 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 36-38 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Va-ayra folio 38 folio 38
Parashat Va-ayra. The first page has the word parashah written in gold within a green and red filigree tablet with turquoise filigree penwork. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 38-40).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 38-40 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 38-40 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Bo folio 40 folio 40
Parashat Bo The first page contains a vertically elongated rectangle containing an angel-like figure within an intricate colourful design, subdivided by gold bands, which also frame the panel and the word parashah. The Angel represents the Angel of Death in Egypt (Exodus 12:29): In the upper compartment of the panel is a naked, long-winged angel. The lower compartment has an interlacing pattern. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 40-43) but folio 41 is not available.






£ 55.00 Parashat Beshallach folio 43 folio 43
Parashat Beshallach The first page is framed by elegant turquoise filigree, gold bars and intricate geometrical design. Folio 43v contains more turquoise filigree with red and green intricate geometrical designs framing the page. Folio 44 is written in the traditional 'wave-like' method and is framed by turquoise filigree and gold bars. There is a long section containing the massorah written in micrography. Folio 45v contains micrography written within a decorative rectangle and framed by green penwork. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 43-45).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 43-45 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 43-45 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Yithro folio 45 folio 45
Parashat Yithro The first page contains text illustrations within two compartments of a gold framed panel depicting the two last episodes of the preceding parashat Beshalach. a) In the top part, the Waters of Massah and Merivah (Exodus 17: 6-7): A naked man carrying a water-skin, with a small green dragon in front of him. b) At the bottom, the Battle with Amalek (Exodus 17: 8-13): A naked man drawing the string of a crossbow with both hands. The colourful panel frames the word parashah. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 45-47).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 45-47 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 45-47 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Mishpatim folio 47 folio 47
Parashat Mishpatim The first page contains a textual illustration; the naked captive squatting bound to the left of the sign for parashat Mishpatim can be recognised as the captive chained to a cup in the six of cups. Joseph Ibn Hayyim, the artist drew the captive twice, in reverse, to the right of the parashah sign. The words parashah are drawn in gold within an intricate blue and red panel above which squat the two captives. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 47-49).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 47-49 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 47-49 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Terumah folio 49 folio 49
Parashat Terumah The first page contains an owl (the artist may have possibly copied the image from a set of playing cards called the Master of the Power of Women c.1455 Germany and this owl is uncannily similar to one in the seven of birds) sitting on a decorative panel within which are the words parashah written in gold. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 49-51).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 49-51 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 49-51 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Ki Thissa folio 53 folio 53
Parashat Ki Thissa The first page contains an elegantly drawn dragon biting its tail underneath a blue castle with golden cement and red filigree penwork framing the word parashah. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 53-55) but folio 54 is not available.






£ 55.00 Parashat Vayyakhel folio 55 folio 55
Parashat Vayyakhel The first page contains delicate red filigree penwork around the letters resh and noon which are written in gold. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 55-58).

£ 130.00 Complete Sedra folios 55-58 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 55-58 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Pekudey folio 58 folio 58
Parashat Pekudey The first page contains a kindly bear-like creature surrounded by red filigree penwork framing the word parashah. The entire parashah spans two leaves (folios 58-59).

£ 110.00 Complete Sedra folios 58-59 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 58-59 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Vayyikra folio 59 folio 59
Parashat Vayyikra The first page contains an intricately drawn geometrical gold, red and violet panel. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 59-62).

£ 130.00 Complete Sedra folios 59-62 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 59-62 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Tzav folio 62 folio 62
Parashat Tzav The first page contains a dramatic golden dog with a red tongue and delicate red filigree penwork framing the word parashah. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 62-64).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 62-64 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 62-64 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Shemini folio 64 folio 64
Parashat Shemini The first page contains an kindly lion with red filigree penwork sitting in the middle of the page which frames the word parashah. The entire parashah spans two leaves (folios 64-65).

£ 110.00 Complete Sedra folios 64-65 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 64-65 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Thazria folio 65 folio 65
Parashat Thazria The first page contains a brown dog with a gold tail biting his back paw framing the word parashah. There is also gold and red filigree penwork. Folio 66v contains a gold letter noon with red filigree penwork. The entire parashah spans two leaves (folios 65-67).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 65-67 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 65-67 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Metzora folio 67 folio 67
Parashat Metzora The first page contains an elegant, imaginatively-drawn gold winged colourful spotted green and blue dragon with a red tongue and gold tail framing the word parashah. The entire parashah spans two leaves (folios 67-68).

£ 110.00 Complete Sedra folios 67-68 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 67-68 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Acharey Mot folio 68 folio 68
Parashat Acharey Mot The first page contains a dragon like creature with a gold body and red wings with a red tongue framing the word parashah with violet filigree penwork. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 68-70).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 68-70 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 68-70 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Kedoshim folio 70 folio 70
Parashat Kedoshim The first page contains a beautifully drawn interlacing double-duck like figure with a two facing dragons' heads at the tip of its golden tail. The entire parashah spans two leaves (folios 70-71).

£ 110.00 Complete Sedra folios 70-71 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 70-71 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Emor folio 71 folio 71
Parashat Emor The first page contains a pink spotted dragon with golden claws, one golden wing eating the end of its golden tail. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 71-73) but folio 72 is not available.





£ 55.00 Parashat Behar folio 73 folio 73
Parashat Behar. The first page contains a turquoise filigree designs and a bear tucking into a jar of honey which frames the word parashah. The entire parashah spans two leaves (folios 73-74).

£ 110.00 Complete Sedra folios 73-74 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 73-74 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Bechukotai folio 74 folio 74
Parashat Bechukotai The first page contains a two dog like creatures who seem to be engaged in a friendly encounter. The top dog or ocelot (?) is spotted and looks benevolently at a red dog with a long brown tail. Both are framed with violet filigree penwork and decorate the word parashah. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 74-76) but folio 75 is not available.





£ 55.00 Parashat Bemidbar folio 76 folio 76
Parashat Bemidbar The first page contains a very elegant opening to the Book of Numbers which is written within delicate violet and turquoise filigree penwork surrounded by gold leaf. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 76-79).

£ 130.00 Complete Sedra folios 76-79 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 76-79 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Naso folio 79 folio 79
Parashat Naso. The first page contains a benevolent gold creature with red wings and a human face framing the word parashah. Folios 80r and 80v contain delicate violet and turquoise penwork. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 79-82).

£ 130.00 Complete Sedra folios 79-82 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 79-82 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Behaalotecha folio 82 folio 82
Parashat Behaalotecha The first page contains an beautifully executed zoomorphic figure with a gold body and lion's head framing the word parashah. Bright green and turquoise filigree penwork completes the design. Folios 83v and 84r contain turquoise filigree penwork. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 82-84) but folio 83 is not available.






£ 55.00 Parashat Shelach Lecha folio 84 folio 84
Parashat Shelach Lecha The first page contains a magnificent pink, blue and gold spoted dragon-like creature with jagged red teeth and gold ears. There is some elegant red filigree penwork surrounding the massorah and on folio 85r the letter yood is decorated with a red flourish. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 84-86).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 84-86 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 84-86 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Korach folio 86 folio 86
Parashat Korach. The first page contains a delicately colourful lion-centaur with a human head carrying a gold club, and a shield-shaped gold human mask with a lion's mane. Folio 87 contains red and turquoise filigree penwork. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 86-88).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 86-88 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 86-88 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Chukkat folio 88 folio 88
Parashat Chukkat The first page contains a red bull illustrating the Law of the Red Heifer. (Numbers 19:2) The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 88-90) but folio 89 is not available.






£ 55.00 Parashat Balak folio 90 folio 90
Parashat Balak The first page contains the image of Balaam holding up his astrolabe as he was asked by Balak to curse Israel. (Numbers 22: 5-6): Balaam the prophet (with the word parashah inscribed on his sleeve) is standing wearing a long robe and holding a round blue astrolabe with red stars, perhaps alluding to the late legend that he was one of three seers (or magicians, according to James) who prophesied that Moses would destroy Egypt. Astronomers holding up astrolabes in this attitude are known during the Middle Ages, some in earlier Hebrew illuminated manuscripts. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 90-92).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 90-92 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 90-92 inclusive






£ 55.00 Parashat Pinchas folio 92 folio 92
Parashat Pinchas. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 92-95) but folios 94 and 95 are not available.





£ 55.00 Parashat Massey folio 97 folio 97
Parashat Massey. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 97-99).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 97-99 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 97-99 inclusive






£ 55.00 Parashat Devarim folio 99 folio 99
Parashat Devarim. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 99-101) but folio 100 is not available.





£ 55.00 Parashat Va-ethchanan folio 101 folio 101
Parashat Va-ethchanan. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 101-103) but folio 102 is not available.






£ 55.00 Parashat Ekev folio 103 folio 103
Parashat Ekev. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 103-106) but folio 105 is not available.





£ 55.00 Parashat Re'eh folio 106 folio 106
Parashat Re'eh. The entire parashah spans four leaves (folios 106-109).

£ 130.00 Complete Sedra folios 106-109 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 106-109 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Shofetim folio 109 folio 109
Parashat Shofetim. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 109-111).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 109-111 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 109-111 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Ki Thetze folio 111 folio 111
Parashat Ki Thetze. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 111-113).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 111-113 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 111-113 inclusive






£ 55.00 Parashat Ki Thavo folio 113 folio 113
Parashat Ki Thavo. The entire parashah spans three leaves (folios 113-115).

£ 120.00 Complete Sedra folios 113-115 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 113-115 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Nitzavim folio 115 folio 115
Parashat Nitzavim. The entire parashah spans two leaves (folios 115-116).

£ 110.00 Complete Sedra folios 115-116 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 115-116 inclusive






£ 55.00 Parashat Vayyelech folio 116 folio 116
Parashat Vayyelech. The entire parashah spans two leaves (folios 116-117).

£ 110.00 Complete Sedra folios 116-117 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 116-117 inclusive





£ 55.00 Parashat Haazinu folio 117 folio 117
Parashat Haazinu. The entire parashah spans two leaves (folios 117-118).

£ 110.00 Complete Sedra folios 117-118 inclusive The complete Sedra comprising folios 117-118 inclusive






£ 55.00 Parashat Vezoth Ha-beracha folio 119 folio 119
Parashat Vezoth Ha-berachah. The entire parashah spans one leaf (folio 119).





£ 55.00 Rothschild Miscellany folio 78 folio 78
The end of the Book of Proverbs depicts a woman of worth 'Eshet Chayil' and shows others pointing at her with respect.





£ 55.00 Kennicott Bible folio 353 folio 353
The beginning of the Book of Psalms. Psalms 1-9 are numbered and decorated with imaginative designs and vibrant colours.




£ 65.00 Rothschild Miscellany folio 1 folio 1
King David the musician, at the beginning of the Book of Psalms.




£ 55.00 Rothschild Miscellany folio 127 folio 127
The traveller's prayer




£ 55.00 Rothschild Miscellany folio 79 folio 79
The beginning of the Siddur (Prayer Book) depicts a man on his way to the synagogue




£ 55.00 Rothschild Miscellany folio 130 folio 130
Kiddush halevana, the prayer for the New Moon





£ 60.00 Kennicott Bible folio 121 folio 121
This page depicts the Sanctuary Implements and is divided into two compartments, with the gold and coloured implements prominent against the bright blue ground.
The first item in the top compartment is the pitcher-like laver on 'its stand', which was used for washing the priests' hands and feet (Exodus 30:18-21, 38:8 On the second step is a flesh-hook for turning the sacri¬ficial meat on the altar (Rashi on Exodus 27:3), On the lower step of the stone is Aaron's rod, In the centre of the top compartment is the Ark of the Covenant, surmounted by a foliage motif enclosing the Tables of Testimony, one in silver and the other in gold (Exodus 25:10-18, 37:1-).
In the top left corner are the Altar of Sacrifice and a large brown tree growing on the Mount of Olives. The Altar of Sacrifice (Exodus 27: 1-7, 38: 1-6) is constructed with stairs and two ramps. The tree on the Mount of Olives alludes to the coming of the messiah.
At the top of the lower compartment of the page are two horns and two long trumpets. The latter were used to call an assembly of the princes, to sound the alarm in wartime, and to proclaim the sacrifices on feast days (Numbers 10:2-10). In the centre of the lower compartment is the shewbread table, with twelve loaves of bread arranged in two tiers.
Between the loaves, hovering above the table, are two bird-like, stylised cherubim with fish-like wings and beaks crossed.