The Golden Haggadah

The Haggadah is the book from which Jews read at the Passover seder. The text provides order both thematically and practically for the Passover meal, and is constructed in order to elicit questions from young attendees about the meaning of slavery, freedom, Jewish law and ritual. The Golden Haggadah is a manuscript from mediaeval Spain (near Barcelona, circa 1320) now kept in the British Library’s permanent collection. Several intricate, gothic style illuminations set against gold tool precede the text of the Haggadah.   Flip through it here.

 

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