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Polychrome Haggadah & Other Important
Jacob Freedman Titles
As Pesach approaches, we are pleased to offer for sale one of the classics of modern Haggadah publishing, Jacob Freedman's Polychrome Haggadah, as well as 3 other scarce and important Judaica titles produced by Freedman here in Springfield, the heart of New England's I-91 Jewish Book corridor.
Through a special relationship with Freedman's family, we are able to offer these 4 titles at far below normal prices.
Multiple copies of may be ordered of any title.
As always, all are 100% returnable for any reason. Domestic postage is usually $5.00 for the first item and $1.00 for each thereafter. International shipping will be at cost, around $12.00 for the Haggadah and $5.00 for any shipment that does not include the Haggadah.
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1. Freedman, Jacob. POLYCHROME HISTORICAL HAGGADAH FOR PASSOVER, HAGGADAH.
Springfield, MA, Jacob Freedman Liturgy Research Foundation, 1974. Illustrates
the quilt like nature of the text by cooler coding Bible, Mishnah, Talmudic
passages (etc.) based on when they were added to the Haggadah as we know it
today. In his article for volume 77 of the American Jewish Year Book entitled
"Jewish Scholarship in the United States: Selections from the Literature,
1973-1975," Menahem Schmelzer highlighted Freedman's Polychrome Haggadah:
"Seven colors indicate the seven periods, from biblical to modern, in which
the various layers of the Haggadah came into being. Marginal comments on each
passage give the source and comprehensive references to scholarly literature.
Freedman's new translation and reproductions of many beautiful pages from
medieval Haggadah manuscripts make this Haggadah particularly attractive."
(1977, pp. 211-212). OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Very
Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. $350.00
2. (Siddur) Freedman, Jacob, editor. POLYCHROME HISTORICAL PRAYERBOOK "SIDDUR
BAYS YOSEF" : INCLUDING DAILY, SABBATH AND FESTIVAL PRAYERS. [Springfield,
MA]: [The Author], 1969. Stiff paper wrappers, 8vo, 28 pages. Despite it's
title, not a complete siddur, but rather a preliminary draft showing what a
polychorme prayerbook would look like. As such, these 28 pages show the same
kind of careful and colorful approach to illustrating the evolutionary history
of the Siddur, by which different parts of the text were added at different
periods. Unfortunately, the author died before the project could be completed
with a final, complete work. Despite being incomplete, the 28 pages are
themselves very useful for what they show. Subject : Judaism -- Liturgy --
Texts. Title : Siddur bays Yosef; Sidur bet Yosef; Bet Yosef.
Fine Condition. $20.00
3. Shneour, Zalman. Translated by Jacob Freedman. EVE, A BIBLICAL PLAY. New
York: Psychological Library, 1954. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 32 pages; 21 cm.
Translation of "Havah." Includes new introduction by Freedman. 1 of
only 1250 copies printed. OCLC lists only 9 copies worldwide (Umass, Brandeis,
JTSA, Alabama, LAPL, Stanford, Florida, Chicago, Lehman Col.)
Fine Condition. $30.00
4. Imber, Naphtali Herz. English lyrics by Jacob Freedman. ENGLISH VERSION OF
HATIKVOH (SONG OF HOPE). New York: Songs of Religion Co., 1946. 1st
edition. 1 score ( pages); 30 cm. "Including New Refrain as Sung in
Israel." Traditional melody; words in English and phonetic romanized
Hebrew. Original music [i.e. words] by N.H. Imber; English lyrics by Jacob
Freedman. No copies listed on OCLC. We located only 2 copies in a quick search
of US academic libraries (HUC, LOC; none at JTSA, YU, Harvard, NYU, NYPL,
Columbia) and none in the major European libraries. Subjects: National songs --
Israel. Other titles: Jewish national anthem. An important document, here in the
scarce first edition.
Fine Condition. $30.00