Beginning at sundown on April 14, many Jews observed Passover at a Seder, the special meal that commemorates their ancestors’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. The book that guides the ritual is the haggadah. The Sarajevo Haggadah, named for the Bosnian city where it is kept, is a rare, beautifully illustrated manuscript created more than 600 years ago in Spain, and many see its own story as a compelling symbol of the Exodus.
Watch the PBS documentary on this extraordinary manuscript, a survivor of the 1492 expulsion of the Jews from Spain, two world wars, and the four-year seige of the city of Sarajevo (1992-1996).

Beginning at sundown on April 14, many Jews observed Passover at a Seder, the special meal that commemorates their ancestors’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. The book that guides the ritual is the haggadah. The Sarajevo Haggadah, named for the Bosnian city where it is kept, is a rare, beautifully illustrated manuscript created more than 600 years ago in Spain, and many see its own story as a compelling symbol of the Exodus.

Watch the PBS documentary on this extraordinary manuscript, a survivor of the 1492 expulsion of the Jews from Spain, two world wars, and the four-year seige of the city of Sarajevo (1992-1996).