Meshulam Zimmel ben Moses of Polna


Manuscript page with Hebrew text surrounded by illustrations of lions and man with sword at top, rulers on either side of text in the middle, and people seated at dining table at bottom of page.
This Haggadah was commissioned by Nathan ben Isaac Oppenheim of Vienna, a member of a prominent family of Court Jews. Its title page features a miniature of the sacrifice of Isaac being prevented by an angel (in the circle at top) and depictions of the biblical Moses, Aaron, King David, and King Solomon. At bottom, a Passover seder is pictured.


The National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Ms. Heb. 28°5573.

Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 5.

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