In the Table: Passover Edition

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sand and bits from Cheops pyramid in Giza

I was about to change the “In the Table” display and realized I hadn’t documented it. For Passover this year, the glass topped table was filled with a 1941 Maxwell House Haggadah, a reproduction of the Sarajevo Haggadah (from about 1350), the original Waskow’s Freedom Seder (1969) complete with wine stains, The Union Haggadah (1923), and a reproduction of a Venetian Haggadah from the 1600s. I included some egyptian memorabilia for effect including actual sand from the pyramids at Giza (specifically from Cheops, gathered by myself), a real ushabti figure from the tomb of one of the Seti’s (which I acquired in Egypt as a gift from a tomb robber), a tourist ushabti (the one broken at the neck), and other asundry Egyptian tzotchkes.

I love to collect and being able to share by bringing books and items into the light of day, and for an extended period of time for perusal, is very satisfying.

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Ushabti from Seti’s tomb, broken at the knees

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Sarajevo Haggadah

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3 Responses to In the Table: Passover Edition

  1. Saw it in person and love it!

  2. Jerome Bloom says:

    I
    LOVE
    SEEING
    WHATYOU
    FIND

  3. I really love this! Not just as a Jew, but also as someone who has a degree in Interior Design (and a former ASID member)–not that I did much with that one due to health issues. This display is very unique and tells me who this person is–so important in design.

    I want to send this to my mother, who has a beautiful collection of Judaica on a console table and IS a designer, but then she’d know where I blog! Well, I’ll describe it as she designs for many Jewish clients. She loves tablescapes (dining room tables especially), so yet another idea!

    Thanks for the post…
    A

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