CAPTURING THE MOMENT: Centuries of the Passover Haggadah

Through the Centuries

The Ashkenazi Haggadah<br />

This introductory page of the Haggadah is an invitation for all who are hungry to join the Seder celebration. 

The Ashkenazi Haggadah
Written and illuminated by Joel ben Simeon called Feibusch Ashkenazi
Commentary attributed to Eleazar ben Judah of Worms
Germany, c. 1460, Manuscript held at the British Library, London
Facsimile, London: Thames and Hudson, c. 1985   

 

Die Pessach-Haggadah des Gerschom Kohen / Passover Haggadah of Gerschom Kohen<br />

The design and iconography of this early illustrated printed work has been repeated in Haggadot for centuries to come.

Die Pessach-Haggadah des Gerschom Kohen / Passover Haggadah of Gerschom Kohen
Printed by Gershom ben Solomon Ha-Kohen
Prague, Bohemia, 1526
Facsimile, Berlin: Verlag Josef Altmann, 1926

The Copenhagen Haggadah / Order of Passover Haggadah According to Ashkenazi Custom and Sefardi Custom

This eighteenth-century Haggadah shows an imaginary architectural design of the temple in Jerusalem resembling a local contemporary castle.

 

The Copenhagen Haggadah / Order of Passover Haggadah According to Ashkenazi Custom and Sefardi Custom
Scribe and Illustrator: Uri Faybesh ben Yitshak Aizak Hazan Segal
Altona-Hamburg, Germany, 1739
Manuscript held at the Royal Library, Denmark
Facsimile, New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1987

The New Union Haggadah / The Central Conference of American Rabbis

The Seder celebration concludes with a common wish: “Next Year in Jerusalem”

The New Union Haggadah / The Central Conference of American Rabbis
Drawings by Leonard Baskin
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1974

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