An illuminated Haggadah similar to the one depicted was discovered in the UK. In dates to the 18th century and could fetch six figures at auction. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The manuscript arrived in the UK from Belgium with a family that was fleeing the Nazis. With an estimated value between 100,000 and half a million pounds, the book will go to auction next month.
“I think one of the fascinations of haggadot is that illustrations often are not necessarily depicting what the Jew in Egypt would have looked like, but what the local Jew would have looked like… I very much hope it finds a very good home,” Rabbi Yehuda Brodie of Manchester, UK, told the BBC.