Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Lafayette College Hillel will host me on Tuesday evening, March 21, 2012, where I’ll be presenting a program on the unlikely history of the Sarajevo Hagaddah.  The program will include a lecture, art demonstration of design, lettering and gilding techniques, and songs relating to the 13th Century treasure as it tracked the movement of Jews from the Iberian peninsula through Venice, Rome, Sarajevo, and beyond.  Although the story that Geraldine Brooks wove in her celebrated People of the Book is spectacular historic fiction, the ACTUAL events that saved the book over and over are even more compelling! Appropriate to the weeks just before Passover, I will be singing songs in the Judeo-Spanish dialect of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia,  Yiddish, and Hebrew, and a Pesach melody from Morocco.  Click HERE for specifics from the college website!

Family seder depiction from the Sarajevo Hagaddah

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