The Rylands Haggadah

The Rylands Haggadah is a masterpiece of medieval art, and it is the most important Hebrew manuscript in the John Rylands Library. It is over 650 year old, dating from the mid-fourteenth century, and was made in Spain (possibly Catalonia). Haggadot (the word means ‘telling’) tell the story of Exodus, the flight of the Jews from Egypt. The text is recited during the annual feast of Passover.The Rylands Haggadah is illustrated with a series of wonderfully vivid miniatures. These show the plagues visited upon the Pharaoh and his people, and the parting of the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to escape. The text is recited here by Rabbi Shlomo Ellituv, Minister of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation in Manchester.

This is an eBookTreasures facsimile edition, which includes specially-recorded recitation.

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