Become acquainted with the Sarajevo Haggadah

The Sarajevo Haggadah is a priceless masterpiece of medieval Jewish art. It is believed that this richly-illustrated religious manuscript was produced in Spain at the end of the 14th century and contains a litany which is read by Jews during Passover as a testament to their freedom from slavery.


It is presumed that the book was brought to Sarajevo sometime during the 16th century by the Sephardic Jews who found refuge in the lands of the Ottoman Empire after being expelled from Spain.

There are many interesting and intriguing stories about the Sarajevo Haggadah, which is currently housed in a special room at the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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