Haggadah and History by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
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Haggadah and History
By Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

Haggadah and History

A Panorama in Facsimile of Five Centuries of the Printed Haggadah from the Collections of Harvard University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Haggadah and History by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780827607873
ISBN-10: 0827607873
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 43mm)
Pages: 500
Imprint: Jewish Publication Society
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi is Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society and director of the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University. The author of numerous books, Yerushalmi received his B.A. from Yeshiva University and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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