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Next Year in Jerusalem from the Barcelona Haggadah

Catalan

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The concluding line of the Haggadah, the liturgical text of the Passover Seder commemorating the Exodus from Egypt, proclaims: "Next Year in Jerusalem." This shining declaration explicitly locates future redemption in the Holy City. A hare, often appearing in Hebrew manuscripts as the symbol of a persecuted people, rests peacefully between the vines, secure in the Jerusalem of the coming age.

#222. Barcelona Haggadah

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Next Year in Jerusalem from the Barcelona Haggadah, Tempera, gold, and ink on paper; 163 folios, Catalan

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