WE WERE ONCE SLAVES
…But now we’re free. This is the message of Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the freedom of the Jews from Ancient Egypt.
These pages are from a 1945 Haggadah (Script for the Passover meal) and they speak specifically to the nature of slavery and freedom. They’re also stunning, sharp images. See more: CJH Catalogue Page
Siegmuch Forst, Ben-Ami Scharfstein, G. Ephros, The Children’s Passover Haggadah, Shilo Publishing House, New York, 1945, 1998.961
IT’S ALIVE! - Learn Hebrew Through Pictures!
Living Language, the title is the title of this book which teaches young people — like the dandy lad on its cover — how to read and write Hebrew, mostly through pictures. Here’re a few of those pictures.
Published in 1909, at a time when the Hebrew language was rarely spoken outside of religious learning and prayer, this and similar books sought to resurrect what many modern Jews — perhaps the parents of the dandy lad on the cover — regarded as a dead or dying everyday language.
And why is it here today? Well, it’s almost Pesach (Passover) and the author’s name is Pesach Lev Fishman. So … no relation really. We just like the picture.
Safah Chaya, Pesach Lev Fishman, published 1909 by the Hebrew Publishing Company, 1998.895
SIT DOWN AND GET COMFY — Passover Starts in a week!
Passover is coming, and it’s a time for resting, reclining and reflecting.
And why not envision yourself doing that on chairs representing the Egyptian midwives Shifrah and Puah who helped bring up the baby-Moses who later led the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt? Right, why not…