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The Szyk Haggadah (Abrams edition, softcover) GROUP OF 10

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The Szyk Haggadah (Abrams edition, softcover) GROUP OF 10

FINE BOOKS. New York, 2011. This softcover edition is based on the 2008 luxury edition of The Szyk Haggadah published by Historicana. This is a group of 10 softcovers.

Price: $180

Reproduced from Szyk’s original art, this edition boasts a newly commissioned and extremely practical English text by Rabbi Byron L. Sherwin, ideal for use at any family Seder. It also includes a special commentary section by Rabbi Sherwin with Irvin Ungar, giving insight into both the rituals of the Seder and Szyk’s rich illustrations.

Arthur Szyk's magnificent Haggadah, with its rich imagery and stunning calligraphy, is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful and meaningful Jewish books of the modern era. Szyk (pronounced shick), a prominent Polish-Jewish artist who witnessed the rise of Nazi Germany, created his Haggadah in the mid-1930s, offering the Jews of Europe a vision of hope in a dark time.

Within the framework of the traditional Passover Haggadah, he crafted a powerful visual commentary on the universal theme of the struggle for human freedom: forty-eight glorious illuminations depicting such Jewish heroes as Moses, David, and Judith triumphing over their oppressors and righting injustice. Today, Szyk's Haggadah speaks to us with undiminished religious and moral authority.

The Haggadah. Arthur Szyk. Translation and commentary by Byron L. Sherwin with Irvin Ungar. Hebrew and English text. New York: Abrams (2011). 128 pages, 11" x 8 ¾", with full color illustrations throughout. Enhanced with instructions for Seder use; transliteration for key Hebrew passages. Softcover. New condition. 10 books per order.