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Passover Preparations in the
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Passover Preparations in the "Sister Haggadah"

This miniature depicts the preparation for Passover. In the upper register, a man distributes unleavened bread (matzot). In the lower register, two women clean the house for the Seder dinner while a father and son look for any leaven left...
Metatron
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Metatron

The angel Metatron as depicted in the Daqa’iq al-Haqa’iq by 14th-century Islamic artist Nasir al-Din Rammal. Metatron appears in Kabbalistic mystical texts and was considered to be the highest of angels closest to God. In Jewish apocryphal...
Jewish Mosaic of a Date Palm
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Jewish Mosaic of a Date Palm

This mosaic was once part of the mosaic found in an ancient synagogue in what's present-day Tunisia. This specimen dates from c. 550 CE and is made of stone and mortar. The date palm likely symbolized the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil...
Jewish Bread-Stamp from Sardis
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Jewish Bread-Stamp from Sardis

In the Late Roman Period, the Jewish faith was expressed through symbols of personal items in much the same way as for Christianity. The Jewish "Menorah" is depicted on this bread-stamp. The stamp bears the name of "Leontios", which perhaps...
Medieval Jewish Tombstones in Yeghegis, Armenia
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Medieval Jewish Tombstones in Yeghegis, Armenia

No historical evidence exists of a Jewish community in Yeghegis, Armenia during medieval times. Indeed, there is also no written record of contemporaneous Jewish communities in medieval Armenia. Nearly 40 tombstones from the 13th and 14th...
Depiction of a Seder from the
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Depiction of a Seder from the "Sister Haggadah"

An illustration of a Jewish family sitting around a Seder table and discussing the Haggadah during Passover. The image comes from a "Sister Haggadah", made in 14th Century CE Barcelona, Spain. The manuscript is now part of the collection...
Gopala Jewish Tombstone
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Gopala Jewish Tombstone

This rock is an inscribed tombstone of a deceased Jewish woman. The inscriptions are in Hebrew. Her name was "Siporah daughter of Dan". The date on the tombstone is 1356/1357 CE. From Gopala village, Bazian (Baziyan), Sulaymaniyah Governorate...
Jewish Tombstones in Yeghegis, Armenia
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Jewish Tombstones in Yeghegis, Armenia

No historical evidence exists of a Jewish community in Yeghegis, Armenia during medieval times. Indeed, there is also no written record of contemporaneous Jewish communities in medieval Armenia. Nearly 40 tombstones from the 13th and 14th...
Depiction of a Medieval Passover from the Rylands Haggadah
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Depiction of a Medieval Passover from the Rylands Haggadah

An illustration from the so-called "Rylands Haggadah", made in 14th Century CE Catalonia, Spain. The upper register of the illustration portrays the preparation for Passover by painting the doorposts with the blood of a sacrificial lamb...
Gopala Jewish Tombstone
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Gopala Jewish Tombstone

This rock is an inscribed tombstone of a deceased Jewish woman. The inscriptions are in Hebrew. Her name was "Siporah daughter of Dan". The date on the tombstone is 1356/1357 CE. From Gopala village, Bazian (Baziyan), Sulaymaniyah Governorate...