POLYCHROME HISTORICAL HAGGADAH FOR PASSOVER, HAGGADAH.
Springfield, MA, Jacob Freedman Liturgy Research Foundation, 1974. Hardcover. Item #40595
8vo; 1st edition. Original Cloth in dustjacket, 4to, xxvi, 134 pages. Illustrates the quilt like nature of the text by color 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). Very Good in Very Good Jacket. A Beautiful copy (HAG-8-22A).