"Signs and Wonders"

A just-published introduction to illustrated Haggadas imbues Passover with a new feeling this year.

By DAVID GEFFEN
March 29, 2018 11:57
L: The Szyk Haggada’s depiction of ‘Had Gadya’ (1940). R: Wise, wicked, simple and doesn’t know how

L: The Szyk Haggada’s depiction of ‘Had Gadya’ (1940). R: Wise, wicked, simple and doesn’t know how to ask: The Four Sons in the Forst Haggada (1941). (photo credit: ‘SIGNS AND WONDERS’ BY ADAM S. COHEN)

What a pleasurable experience to open the beautiful new book Signs and Wonders by Prof. Adam Cohen, an informative introduction to the 100 Haggada masterpieces, included in the book.

His notes about each image and Haggada representation (most in full color) are incisive and informative. In his introduction, Cohen says, “Thousands of editions of the Haggada have been produced in every country where Jews have lived, often with the translations into many languages. We are all fortunate that the words of the Haggada were so important that everyone had to be able to understand.”

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