Sarah Breger

Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellow in the Humanities

20052006 Forum on Word and Image

Sarah Breger

History (Jewish)

College '07

The Contemporary Haggadot: Interrelations Between Text and Iconography

Haggadah, the Jewish ritual text of prayers, stories, sayings, and songs, is read on the first two nights of Passover. What do the illustrations and other iconography found in contemporary Haggadot reveal about the relation between Israel and the Diaspora, the Holocaust, and women's role in Judaism? How have new media, such as the Internet, affected Haggadah iconography?