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Haggadah and History, Haggadah and History, 0827607873, 0-8276-0787-3, 978-0-8276-0787-3, 9780827607873, Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

Haggadah and History
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

hardcover
2005. 500 pp.
978-0-8276-0787-3
$75.00 t
 

Haggadah & History is much more than a history of the Passover story. It is also a mirror of the last five centuries in Jewish history as reflected in the haggadah itself. Two hundred facsimile plates reproduce representative pages from rare printed haggadot in two of the world's outstanding Judaica collections: the libraries of Harvard University and The Jewish Theological Seminary. This visual history is complemented by Professor Yerushalmi’s fascinating historical introduction and richly detailed place descriptions. The result is a rare blend of scholarship and art.
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi is the Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society at Columbia University.

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