Sarajevo Haggadah March 16, 6:30 pm

With Passover fast approaching, our upcoming 3rd Friday Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday March 16th at the Havurah, will focus on the history of the Sarajevo Haggadah.

Pat Casey will present a slideshow, video and additional information on this beautiful historical connection to our long Jewish tradition of celebrating our freedom with a ritual seder.

The Sarajevo Haggadah is an illuminated manuscript that contains the illustrated traditional text of the Passover Haggadah which accompanies the Passover Seder. It is one of the oldest Sephardic Haggadot in the world, originating in Barcelona around 1350. The Haggadah is owned by the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Its monetary value is undetermined, but a museum in Spain required that it be insured for $7 million before it could be transported to an exhibition there in 1992.

The Sarajevo Haggadah is handwritten on bleached calfskin and illuminated in copper and gold. It opens with 34 pages of illustrations of key scenes in the Tanach from creation through the death of Moses. Its pages are stained with wine, evidence that it was used at many Passover Seders.–Wikipedia

%d bloggers like this: