CAPTURING THE MOMENT: Centuries of the Passover Haggadah

The Many Formats of Haggadot

In every time period, language, and place we find the Passover Haggadah. For over a century, Haggadot are printed in every shape and form, serve as a fundraising tool, for commercial advertising, to support military personnel, and of course for children. 

Karlsruhe

“With its blessings before and after, and with pretty and pleasing illustrations for the readers and especially for the little ones... that they should not sleep...”

Seder Haggadah shel Pesah / Order of Passover Haggadah
Karlsruhe, Germany: 1795 or 1796

Haggadat Yehude Sin / The Haggadah of the Chinese Jews

Haggadat Yehude Sin / The Haggadah of the Chinese Jews
K’ai-Feng Fu, China, seventeenth century
Manuscript held at the Klau Library, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati
Facsimile, New York: The Orphan Hospital Ward of Israel, 1967

 

 

Haggadat Bene Israel / The Haggadah of Bene Israel of India<br />
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Haggadat Bene Israel / The Haggadah of Bene Israel of India
Original printed in Bombay, India, 1846
Facsimile, New York: The Orphan Hospital Ward of Israel, 1968

 

Order of Service for Passover (Haggada) / Calcutta

Order of Service for Passover (Haggada)
Calcutta, India: Kuntaline Press, 1918
Issued by the Jewish War Services Committee for India 
The Supervising Officer for Jewish Soldiers in India
Fort William, Calcutta, Nissan 5678, March 1918

 

Haggadah shel Pesah / Casablanca

Haggadah shel Pesah / Haggadah of Passover

Casablanca, Morocco: Alliance Israélite Universelle, 1943
Prepared for use of Jewish Personnel of the Army and Navy of the United States in French North Africa during the Passover of the year 5703 

Menu

With “Menu, Seder Pesah 15 Nissan 5703, Casablanca, 19 Avril, 1943”

Maxwell House 51

Haggadah: Passover Seder Service
Maxwell House Coffee and Instant Maxwell House Coffee
New York: General Foods Corporation, 1951

Maxwell House 09

 

Maxwell House Haggadah,
Maxwell House Coffee Company
New York: Kraft Foods Global, Inc., 2009

 

Children's Haggadah

Children’s Haggadah
Illustrated by Ersin Singer
Edited by Dr. A. M. Silbermann
London: Shapiro, Vallentine & Co., 1948

 

The Many Formats of Haggadot

February 23, 2017 – June 11, 2017
On display in The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery, Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina