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Rabbits and Lettuce: The History of the Seder in Art and Text
Led By Dr. Joshua Kulp, Rosh Yeshiva Of The Conservative Yeshiva In Jerusalem And Author Of The Schechter Haggadah: Art, History And Commentary
Almost all illuminated Haggadot from the Medieval period contain pictures of hunters chasing rabbits. Why? In this session, Dr. Joshua Kulp will explain the history of the texts and illustrations found in Haggadot throughout Jewish history. What really is marror? What does it mean to eat reclining? Why does a medieval Haggadah portray the Jews with birds' heads? If you are looking for some unique aspects of the history of the seder to enliven your own experience this year, this talk is for you.