“Even as the ancient Hebrew people answered the call of freedom, we too must heed its voice.”
A few months ago, I was approached with a request to become involved in a then-secret mission: to examine one of the very few high-medieval Haggadahs still in private hands.
In the international gothic style.
The Worms mahzor.
A sumptuous new book collects 100 examples of decorated and illuminated haggadahs from across Europe, Israel, America, and beyond.
And its unique Haggadah.
Soldier in art.
And the traditional importance of Maimonides’ principles of faith.
The first anti-Semite.
A lawsuit over the fate of a medieval manuscript.
We owe a legacy of anger to the past.
Pure, not simple.