The New Passover Haggadah

Description

The Passover, or Pesach, Haggadah is one of the most important and beloved texts in the Jewish tradition. At the beginning of Passover, Jews the world over gather around tables to read from the Haggadah, a book containing the traditional narrative of the Exodus from Egypt. “Haggadah” means recital or retelling. With its songs and tales and emphasis on the instruction of children, the ancient Passover story is the most commonly illustrated Jewish prayer book. The New Passover Haggadah was created by Israeli artist Asher Kalderon, who in his introduction to the book noted that he wanted to convey the excitement of family and guests gathered for the Seder. The Seder is the traditional service and meal that marks the beginning of the eight-day festival of Passover celebrating the passage of the Israelites from slavery to freedom. Kalderon’s Haggadah uses a new Hebrew type and headline fonts especially designed for this edition.

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Publication Information

Israel

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Title in Original Language

הגדת פסח החדשה

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Physical Description

[94] pages : color illustrations ; 34 x 35 centimeters

Notes

  • Limited edition of 54 signed copies. Library of Congress copy is numbered 30/54. Encased in a red leather, velvet-lined case.

Last updated: September 29, 2014