Sarajevo Haggadah

Haggadah Section: Introduction

The story of the Haggadah

The Haggadah was written in about 1350 in Spain (either in Zaragoza or Barcelona). It will initially contain 34 pages with thumbnails, and then the fine Haggadah text (totaling 109 pages). 
Apparently, Sephardic Jews took the text after their expulsion from Spain in 1492 to their new home. Traces as wine stains the manuscript contains are numerous.

1894 was purchased and issued by the local museum. It survived there, thanks to the efforts of many people, who were targeted by the occupation by the Nazis, and the bombardment of the museum in 1994 by Serbian artillery, where the Haggadah was hidden until in 1994 and had to be recovered under mortal danger by two employees of the museum from the heavily damaged building. Both were Bosnian Muslims who saved the book.

Today the Sarajevo Hagaddah is in the National Museum in Sarajevo in a special room, symbolizing the multi-ethnic Sarajevo.

Front image: Note a Christian censors in the Haggadah "Revisto per mi gio"

Hayim Guski

Inspired to create
your own Haggadah?

Make your own Haggadah and share with other Seder lovers around the world

Have an idea
for a clip?

People like you bring their creativity to when they share their ideas in a clip

Support Us
with your donation

Help us build moments of meaning and connection through
home-based Jewish rituals.


contributor image
Esther Kustanowitz
4 Haggadahs44 Clips
contributor image
JQ International
1 Haggadah40 Clips
contributor image
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
5 Haggadahs109 Clips
contributor image
1 Haggadah13 Clips
contributor image
1 Haggadah78 Clips
contributor image
Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
1 Haggadah36 Clips
contributor image
American Jewish World Service
1 Haggadah44 Clips
contributor image
3 Haggadahs57 Clips
contributor image
Repair the World
12 Clips
contributor image
5 Haggadahs48 Clips
contributor image
Be'chol Lashon
2 Haggadahs27 Clips
contributor image
PJ Library
1 Haggadah17 Clips
contributor image
Jewish World Watch
3 Haggadahs42 Clips
contributor image
Secular Synagogue
10 Clips
contributor image
1 Haggadah9 Clips
contributor image
The Blue Dove Foundation
20 Clips
contributor image
24 Clips
contributor image
Jewish Emergent Network
1 Haggadah22 Clips

Passover Guide

Hosting your first Passover Seder? Not sure what food to serve? Curious to
know more about the holiday? Explore our Passover 101 Guide for answers
to all of your questions.

Haggadot by Recustom, is a free resource for all backgrounds and experiences. Consider making a donation to help support the continuation of this free platform.

Copyright © 2024 Custom and Craft Jewish Rituals Inc, dba Recustom, dba
All Rights Reserved. 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. EIN: 82-4765805.