Ars Judaica

“Go and Learn”: The Ashkenazi and Italian Roots of the Sereni Haggadah

Ars Judaica (2018), 14, (1), 63–78.

Abstract

An illuminated Passover manuscript known as the Sereni Haggadah (held in the Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art in Jerusalem, Ms. no. 859 280/4) is a north Italian iteration of Ashkenazi haggadot. It was apparently written by an Ashkenazi scribe(s) who had immigrated to Italy and adopted certain features of Italian haggadot. The illuminations were done by several different artists. The manuscript has changed hands many times and has undergone a series of alterations.

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Gottlieb, Sivan