The Floersheim Haggadah is an illuminated manuscript of the texts and instructions for the Jewish seder, the ceremonial meal that inaugurates Passover, the annual commemoration of the ancient Israelites' deliverance from slavery in Egypt. Created in the Ashkenazi community and dated 1502, the Floersheim manuscript is remarkable for having been illuminated by a Jewish artist well-versed in rabbinic midrash. It features eighty-nine marginal vignettes, all related directly to a word or words on the page. They include author portraits, scenes of the contemporary seder, and illustrations of the story of the ancient Israelites.
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The Floersheim Haggadah
Zürich: Lichtdruck, 1985
- Commentary (English, Hebrew) by Fishof, Iris; Hovav, Meir; Schramm, Lenn J. (translation)
- Limited Edition: 936 copies
- This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Floersheim Haggadah: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.
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This facsimile was also published in 2002 through the generosity of Alexander Floersheim (as noted in the commentary volume) in memory of Michael Floersheim "who was the driving force behind the initiative and passed away in 1992".
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