The HUC-JIR Library system is home to a wide variety of Haggadot that represent over 600 years of artistic and liturgical creativity.
While some of our facsimile editions or older works are shelved in closed stacks (Rare Book Room or Special collections), many are in the open stacks and available for browsing and check out.
Older works are shelved under BM 675 P4 and newer works under BM 674.6-BM 674.79. Generally, they will be shelved in this order: “traditional” (Hebrew), “traditional” (translations), “non-traditional” (i.e. Conservative, Reconstructionist, Reform, other), and then adaptations for children.
We have an online exhibit of 4 of our illuminated haggadot.
The Library also has a selection of commentaries on the haggadah. Search in the catalog under the subject: HAGGADAH
Selected new items from the collection (call numbers may differ by campus):
Search in the catalog under the subject: PASSOVER COOKERY
Samples from the collection (call numbers may differ by campus)
Search in the catalog under the subjects: PASSOVER MUSIC
Sample recordings from the collection;
This site give basic information about the holiday, materials for families, children, and congregregations.
This online exhibit features illuminations from four beautiful manuscript Haggadot.
This site contains articles in the areas of the seder, food, matzah & hametz, and celebrate freedom.
This site includes descriptions of the seder, Passover laws and traditions, tips for children, and recipes.