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"When we describe a process, or make out an invoice, or photograph a tree, we create models; without them we would know nothing of reality and would be animals. Abstract pictures are fictive models, because they make visible a reality that we can neither see nor describe, but whose existence we can postulate." (Text for catalogue of documenta 7, Kassel, 1982)

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Seder table=Haggadah, liturgical poems and biblical readings for Passover (The 'Barcelona Haggadah'), Sephardic rite Origin Spain, N. E., Catalonia (Barcelona) Date 2nd quarter of the 14th century, c. 1340 Language Hebrew

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Moses=Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah'') Origin Spain, N. E., Catalonia (Barcelona?) Date 2nd quarter of the 14th century Language Hebrew Script Sephardi square script, punctuated

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'Next year in Jerusalem'=Haggadah, liturgical poems and biblical readings for Passover (The 'Barcelona Haggadah'), Sephardic rite Origin Spain, N. E., Catalonia (Barcelona) Date 2nd quarter of the 14th century, c. 1340 Language Hebrew

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from HappyFriday

Paul Tebbott: Simplicity Reigns Supreme

The graphic, artful illustrations of Paul Tebbott will have you breathing a sigh of relief at their sheer minimalism.

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from barnesandnoble.com

Surviving Tracy

I found this book so compelling that I could not put it down. The story is based on a real book -- the Sarajevo Haggadah. But it so much more than a story of the survival of a particular book. It is in essence the story of survival of people. Not just the Jews, who are popularly known as the "people of the book," but of humanity in general. It is a book of hope -- that as long as good people exist AND take a stand the world will endure.

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A king next to a paragraph mentioning the death of Pharaoh, and carmina figurata of a dog biting a deer. Joel ben Simeon Feibush, Germany, S., ca. 1460.

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