April 6, 2011
Let My People Show: 
Ha Lachma Anya: Seders are later this month, but the invitation just went out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—via the fabulous medieval illuminations of the Washington Haggadah, dated 1478 by the scribe and illustrator Joel ben Simeon. (His horseradish references tell scholars he made it in his native Germany.) The book, owned by the Library of Congress, is part of a series of loans bringing Hebrew manuscripts to the medieval galleries. Also on view are German glass vessels, Italian ceramics, and other objects that look like the ones in the pictures.
Reproduced by permission of the publisher from The Washington Haggadah, by Joel ben Simeon, Cambridge, Mass.: Library of Congress and Harvard University Press, Copyright (c) 2011.

Let My People Show: 

Ha Lachma Anya: Seders are later this month, but the invitation just went out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—via the fabulous medieval illuminations of the Washington Haggadah, dated 1478 by the scribe and illustrator Joel ben Simeon. (His horseradish references tell scholars he made it in his native Germany.) The book, owned by the Library of Congress, is part of a series of loans bringing Hebrew manuscripts to the medieval galleries. Also on view are German glass vessels, Italian ceramics, and other objects that look like the ones in the pictures.

Reproduced by permission of the publisher from The Washington Haggadah, by Joel ben Simeon, Cambridge, Mass.: Library of Congress and Harvard University Press, Copyright (c) 2011.

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