The Haggada of Passover, with Pop-Up Spreads

by Israel Museum Staff,

Book, 1997



Call number

244 ISR


Chicago, Ill. Kidsbooks, Inc 1997

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LibraryThing member lilithcat
This Haggada, published by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, is based on the famous Bird's-Head Haggada, published in Germany, c. 1300, one of the oldest surviving illustrated Ashkenazic Haggadot. It is so-called because the figures of Jews in the illuminations have birds' heads and prominent beaks.
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The reason for this is the subject of much scholarly debate (I was privileged to hear a lecture on the subject a while back at the Spertus Institute); it is perhaps due to the prohibition against the depiction of the human image.

The pop-ups are not complex, but they are delightful. I'm rather fond of the plague of frogs and the parting of the Red Sea. (The pop-up engineer is Keith Moseley).
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