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Parents have probably been singing songs to their children since the dawn of history, but “Chad Gadya” – composed specifically to help children stay awake until the very end of the Passover Seder – may be the first song ever printed specially for children
Shmuel Blasz was murdered at Auschwitz, but the original melody he wrote for the beloved Passover song lives on
The trials and tests of Abraham the Patriarch have been explored time and again in Western art and literature
The soldiers who participated in Operation Matzo were probably grateful both for the welcoming service and for the food that reminded them of home.
Chayem Benzion Kassier wrote letter after letter pleading for financial help so he could properly celebrate the holiday of Passover and feed his starving family and other needy members of the community.
A look at Passover Haggadot written for the blind and the visually impaired
Abraham Adolf Fraenkel, a doctor of mathematics, served in the German army during the Great War and organized a Passover Seder for his fellow Jewish soldiers.
Land of Israel
In 1882 the young Prince George who would be king joined his brothers on a tour around the world and he kept a diary of where traveled – including the Holy Land.
The journey of the “Rothschild Haggadah” began 550 years ago with the artist Yoel ben Shimon in Northern Italy and ended in Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish people
The Haggadot collection at the National Library is the largest in the world and we’ve collected them here in a special online exhibition.
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