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September 16 - 29 Elul - Erev Rosh Hashanah

1 Tishrei is the 6th day of creation when human beings were created.


‘So G*d created man in his image, in the image of G*d he created him; male and female he created them….And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.’

 - Bereishis 1:27-31


Sarajevo Haggadah

The Haggadah most likely left Spain in 1492, when the Jews were expelled from Spain.

The Haggadah was in Italy in 1609 as shown by the handwritten note of the church’s censor.

The Kohen family sold it to the National Museum in Sarajevo in about 1894.

In 1941, a German officer came to the National Museum for the Haggadah.  The director, Derviš Korkut, smuggled and hid it during the war.  Korkut was a Muslim.


The other half of the Creation story shown in Folio 2 has text under each illumination:


a.         Fourth day…Let there be light…The sun, the moon and the stars…(This last phrase does not exist in Torah, it refers to …two great lights; the greater for day and the lesser for night… in Genesis 1:16).


b.         Fifth…Let the waters bring forth abundantly…and fowl that may fly over the earth.


c.         Sixth day…Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind…Creation of Man (again, this phrase is not in Torah).


d.         The Shabbat


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