Jewish studies program presents ‘Illuminated Haggadahs’ March 5

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Jewish studies program presents ‘Illuminated Haggadahs’ March 5

The Jewish studies program at Fresno State will present “Illuminated Haggadahs” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at the Henry Madden Library (Room 2206) at Fresno State. The talk by James Russell, a Jewish studies lecturer, will discuss the Haggadah. The Haggadah is read during the Passover Seder, a holiday commemorating the liberation of Jews from slavery in Egypt. The lecture will consider questions about the manufacture and meaning of Haggadahs, illustrated by examples from medieval Spain and Western Europe. Though the Second Commandment prohibits images, many medieval manuscript Haggadahs were richly illuminated with pictures and the practice continued into printed books. The lecture is free and open to the public. INFO: James Russell at 559.278.2153.