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March 12, 2019 | 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Three Lives of the Sarajevo Haggadah

Explore the journey of the Sarajevo Haggadah through three regions from medieval Spain to modern-day Sarajevo. This extraordinary illuminated Hebrew manuscript contains illustrations of the biblical narrative from creation to the death of Moses, in addition to the traditional haggadah text. Now housed at the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, it was produced in Catalonia in the mid-fourteenth century and may have been taken abroad in 1492 following the expulsion of the Jews by Ferdinand and Isabella. In this talk you will learn about the art-historical developments that shaped the work, the history of its preservation, and the identities of the people who safeguarded it during the darkest times.

For more information, visit our website: https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/events/public-program/three-lives-sarajevo-haggadah



Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies


Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 United States

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