Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
The Venice Haggadah
Venice, Italy
Printers: Giovanni di Gara, together with the publisher and proofreader Israel ben Daniel ha-Zifroni
Letterpress, woodcut, and watercolor on paper
H: 35; W: 23.5 cm
Gift of Gitel Blasbalg, New York, in memory of her husband, Pinchas Dov Blasbalg
Accession number: B65.04.0181 ; 181/014
This Haggadah was widely used in 17th-century Europe. It includes commentaries on the Hebrew text in three languages – Ladino, Yiddish, and Italian – as it was intended to serve diverse Jewish communities in Italy and across Europe.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir