Haggadah with a German translation


Using different styles of lettering, Mezeritsch distinguishes the Haggadah text, the Hebrew commentary, and the German translation in Hebrew letters clearly from one another. The four sons are given individual, innovative images in this Haggadah. They symbolize the next generation to whom the customs of Passover are to be handed down in various ways. The son who does not know how to ask turns longingly to the slingshot, and thus his childhood.


Haggadah with a German translation by Wolf Heidenheim, 1829, copied by Eliezer Sussman Mezeritsch, Hamburg, parchment.


Braginsky Collection 350