The Copenhagen Haggadah

The Copenhagen Haggadah

by Rizzoli Staff
     
 
A facsimile of an illuminated manuscript Haggadah created in 1739 by Philip Isac Levy (Uri Pheibush Segal). The manuscript includes commentaries by Rabbi Yitzhak Abravanel, a brief kabbalistic commentary, the ritual laws of the Seder, and piyyutim (religious verses) in Yiddish and Ladino translation. An introduction by Chaya Benjamin discusses the Haggadah's

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A facsimile of an illuminated manuscript Haggadah created in 1739 by Philip Isac Levy (Uri Pheibush Segal). The manuscript includes commentaries by Rabbi Yitzhak Abravanel, a brief kabbalistic commentary, the ritual laws of the Seder, and piyyutim (religious verses) in Yiddish and Ladino translation. An introduction by Chaya Benjamin discusses the Haggadah's historical background and the Hamburg-Altona school of illustration.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This exquisite facsimile of the Copenhagen Haggadah is truly a treasure. The book reflects a unique blending of 18th-century Sephardic (Spanish) and Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish culture, tradition, and folk art. The original parchment manuscript was hand written and illustrated by Philip Isac Levy. The magnificent color illustrations emphasize major themes of the Passover story and seder while reflecting the common European decorative motif of the period. The artist's own style is evident through his choice of landscapes, colors, and subjects. The Hebrew text, printed in Ashkenazi lettering with vowels, is accompanied by Hebrew and Ladino commentaries. Suitable for specialized art and Judaica collections. Highly recommended. Ann E. Cohen, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847808205
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
01/15/1988
Edition description:
Facsimile Edition
Pages:
68

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