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From Amsterdam to Bombay, Baghdad, and Casablanca: The influence of the Amsterdam Haggadah on Haggadah illustration among the jews in India and the lands of Islam

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The Passover Haggadah is the most widely illustrated book in Jewish history. When the first illustrated Haggadot appeared in Europe in the late thirteenth century, the idea to dedicate efforts and money to produce a costly illuminated parchment volume for the Seder night was hardly accidental, All the early printed Haggadot were illustrated with woodcuts-the favorite technique of early book illustration in Europe. In 1695, the flourishing Jewish community of Amsterdam sponsored the publication of a new, lavish Haggadah. The Bombay Haggadah was apparently successful among the Bene Israel, and twenty-eight years later, in 1874, a newly designed Marathi edition appeared in Poona. Accordingly, the Haggadah was recited in and customarily printed with the special Judeo-Arabic dialect of Baghdadi Jews (namely, Arabic in Hebrew letters)-whether it was printed for them in Baghdad itself, in Livorno, or in the major centers of the "Baghdadi Diaspora".

Keywords: Amsterdam; Baghdad; Bombay Haggadah; Haggadot; Jewish community



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