Haggadah

300-year-old haggadah expected to fetch £150,000 at auction

By Sandy Rashty, November 19, 2013

An eighteenth century Hebrew manuscript in expected to fetch between £100,000 and £150,000 when it goes on auction on Friday.

The 1726 haggadah was discovered by an auctioneer at a Jewish home in north Manchester, inside a large Osem cardboard box that originally contained kosher food.

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When British soldiers were in exile in Babylon

By Anna Sheinman, March 28, 2013

A homemade haggadah used by wartime British troops, which was so basic that its typewritten pages were bound with cardboard packing material, has recently been discovered.

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Out of Africa: the story of a modern exodus

April 6, 2012

The narratives of the Jews from Ethiopia have been, until recently, an unopened treasure chest of lore and tradition. Their unique heritage has no parallel in any other community, but is gradually fading as they assimilate into Israeli society.

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Historic Haggadah discovered

By Marcus Dysch, June 24, 2011

A rare Haggadah published for a 19th century Jewish Indian community has been discovered in Manchester.

The 137-year-old leather-bound book is thought to be the only one of its kind in Britain. It was bought by historian Yaakov Wise at a garage sale in Salford. He is now researching its history.

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Lights go out on Bromley seder

By Jay Grenby, April 25, 2008

A modern-day plague left Bromley Reform congregants in the dark on Sunday when they should have been enjoying their annual seder.

The community’s Highland Road shul was hit by a power cut. Told that supplies might not be restored until late in the evening, organisers already at the synagogue were faced with a dilemma.

But with 100 eggs still to be hard-boiled and the same number of salmon and salad dinners awaiting preparation — never mind the prospect of shivering through the Haggadah reading — they opted to postpone.

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Laniado's Haggadah is in big demand

April 18, 2008

Over £10,000 has been raised for Netanya’s Laniado Hospital from sales of the Laniado Haggadah by its UK support group and specialist bookshops.

Sponsored by Nicole and Yoyo Allalouf, the Haggadah includes illustrations by young Laniado patients.

More than 450 copies have been purchased, with an order for 50 placed by Merrill Lynch vice-president Victor Polak, who said: “It is a great honour to assist in this project for a special hospital like Laniado, serving all faiths and races.”

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