BoilsThe stories thatwe grew up withfrom theHaggadah - thePassover sacrificeand the Exodusfrom Egypt -became real
FrogsThe evidenthomogeneity of thesepages absorbs theforce of itsconviction fromformalisticheterogeneity, andthe bolt whichfastens the pagestogether is theunique artisticpersonality of theircreator.Binyamin Tammuz,introduction to the Haggadah
Darkness In the etching of the plague of darkness, the darkness is interpreted as an internal blindness, not external.
Blood“The morerooted andcomplexthe art is -the moreuniversal itscontent….”
Hail Boussidan interprets freedom, which is the very essence of the Haggadah, as an inclusive freedom. It includes the freedom not to feel oneself bound to any viewpoints where others may have set limits…
An artistic masterpiece, it includes various strands of philosophical thoughtBereshit (In the Beginning)
Creation of Waters The Passover Haggadah, as Boussidan sees it, is the narrative of the birth of the world
Creation of Fish The first etchings are related to the six days of creation, in which the likeness of people and landscapes and animals are captured, so to speak, in their primeval state. Death is the first state, as is the kid, the fish and the fowl.
Boussidan’s Haggadah received international acclaim. Mentioned in“Encyclopedia Judaica”, it has been exhibited worldwide – from the New York Public Library and the London Jewish Museum, to Tel Aviv Museum of Art Ya’akov Boussidan is a painter, printer and calligrapher. Received several awards, among them the Jesselson Prize for Judaica from the Israel Museum and an honorary prize at the Biennale in Monte Carlo. Yaakov Boussidan 8 Ha’afarsemon st. Tzur Hadassah Israel email@example.com www.boussidan-y.com Copyright, 2011: Ya’akov Boussidan