The Haggadah is one of the most popular texts in Jewish tradition.Hebrew for “telling,” the Haggadah is the guidebook for the Seder, the ceremonial meal of Passover, which commemorates the Israelites’ exodus out of Egypt.The text includes prayers, biblical and rabbinic readings, as well as illustrations. Though the illustrations draw inspiration from the same text, unique and playful elements reveal the joy of the holiday and the individuality of the communities that produced them. At Museum of the Bible, a special exhibition, With a Mighty Hand: The Art and History of the Passover Haggadah, welcomes you to experience this rich tradition through a selection of the most beautifully illuminated Haggadahs from the past 500 years.
More Book Minute Features
June 29, 2020
Mendelssohn’s Fifth— Symphony for the Reformation
The Augsburg Confession of 1530 defined the theological beliefs of Martin Luther, becoming one of the most important documents of the Protestant Refor...
June 22, 2020
Quoting the Bible -
“Cleanliness is next to godliness! A verse often quoted from the Bible—but one that isn’t IN the Bible! It's sound advice, but we often use wise...
June 15, 2020
An Art Museum
With enthusiasm, DC travel guides point out stunning art galleries up and down the National Mall and beyond. The American Art Museum, The National Gal...