The Brother Haggadah: A Medieval Sephardi Masterpiece in Facsimile

Marc Michael Epstein, Raphael Loewe and Jeremy Schonfield, with Eliezer Lane and Ilana Tahan

One of the most vibrant and beautiful Hebrew manuscripts ever created is reproduced for the first time in a facsimile edition.

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The Brother Haggadah: A Medieval Sephardi Masterpiece in Facsimile

The Haggadah is a Jewish religious text central to the celebration of the Passover. For centuries, wealthy patrons commissioned illustrators and scribes to create Haggadot and the results of their endeavours are some of the most vibrant and beautiful Hebrew manuscripts ever created. The Brother Haggadah is one of the finest to survive and is reproduced for the first time in this facsimile edition.

Created in Catalonia during the late 14th century, its main treasures are the graphic representation of the Exodus in a series of gloriously illustrated panels, painted and pen work initial word panels and marginal text illustrations. There are also over 60 devotional poems (piyyutim), details of preparations for the Passover, most of the morning liturgy, biblical readings and a commentary. This book also includes contributions from leading Hebrew academics, making it a major work of scholarship.

‘This Haggadah … represents the integration of hand, heart, eye and mind’
The Jewish Week

Production Details

The Brother Haggadah: A Medieval Sephardi Masterpiece in Facsimile book
  • Published by Thames & Hudson
  • 208 pages with 100 facsimile pages in colour
  • 326 × 244mm
  • Hardback with slipcase

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