By COLlive reporter
FYI, Guinness World Records.
Rabbi Menachem Kenig, a Lubavitcher sofer stam who lives in the Israeli city of Rechovot, has completed what he says is the largest Megillas Esther scroll in the world.
Measured at 75 cm long, Kenig said that the challenge wasn’t writing the story of Purim in such large letters but finding a large enough skin of a kosher animal to serve as parchment for the scroll.
The Megillah is available at the Roeber Bindery in Kfar Chabad whose owner Daniel Roeber created a specialized leather case for it.
The new scroll surpasses a Megillah written by sofer Menachem Safernovitz of Bnei Brak in 2011 that was measured at 72 cm and sold for close to $5,000. Another Megillah claiming to be the largest was for sale in Jerusalem and was said to be 63 cm.