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Passover and The Szyk Haggadah

The Art of Arthur Szyk

Tonight marks the start of one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays in the world, Passover. Admittedly, I grew up in a very secularized household, in which my personal experience with religion extended primarily to what I had read in books. Moving across the country to New York City meant I was exposed to a melting pot of cultures, ideas, and yes, religions. My natural curiosity blossomed in New York and there was no shortage of new experiences and new people.

So when Abrams reissued The Szyk Haggadah this month, I had a perfect opportunity to understand more about Judaism and, more specifically what this beautiful tome meant for the Passover holiday. Pretty soon, however, my questions began to look a little like the four questions posed at the beginning of any Haggadah (more on this in a second).

on Monday, April 18th, 2011
in the category Art, Religion