this is a haggadah from barcelona, 1340. in the first panel, the head of household passes the matzah over his children’s heads, symbolizing the burdens carried as slaves in egypt, according to sephardic/maghrebi custom. the second panel, “we were slaves to pharaoh,” shows jews building a tower under supervision of their egyptian overseers. the third panel, “this unleavened bread,” features an imaginative rendition of a giant matzah decorated with coats of arms. the fourth panel is the last page of the haggadah, “next year in jerusalem, amen.”



Evidence of ancient Afghan Jews: Israel showcases Hebrew scrolls found in Taliban cave

This is a great news and archaeological find! 

This diaspora could only exist because then many Arab leaders and mullahs counted that People of the Book will convert to Nazi-Islam. Well … They made a mistake as many others. The Jews have their culture, tradition, lifestyle, faith and G-d of course, which will never betray… for any religion or ideology. I dream about the day when will also be found those 10 Lost Tribes Of Israel. It would be great, isn’t?  :)



Sieradzki Park Etnograficzny - open-air ethnographic museum in Sieradz, Poland. Sources: [1,2,3,4]

The collection of the Regional Museum in Sieradz boasts some statues by Szczepan Mucha (1908–1983), a self-taught sculptor, whose house was relocated to the Sieradz Ethnographic Park. The homestead was built relatively late, in the 1950’s, but it is valuable due to Mucha’s artwork that it contains: several sculptures, dating from 1972–1983, grace the interiors, the workshop and the garden. Besides Szczepan Mucha’s house and sculptures, the collection of the Ethnographic Park houses many other valuable exhibits. The exhibition may be small, but due to the tireless efforts of the staff of the Regional Museum’s Department of Ethnography it is exceptionally valuable from the ethnographic point of view. [read more]

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