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Five Kids

El Lissitzky’s revolutionary take on a medieval Passover song, and a contemporary illustrator has a fresh look at the Seder’s four sons

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The Seder and the Haggadah are timeless and ever open to interpretation.


In 1919, amid Russia’s Civil War, El Lissitzky used the Haggadah’s final song as the basis of a series of lithographs. A new facsimile edition reunites his rendition of Had Gadya.

 

Nextbook asked Philadelphia illustrator J.T. Waldman to render a portion of the Haggadah; he chose to illuminate the characters of the four sons.

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Five Kids

El Lissitzky’s revolutionary take on a medieval Passover song, and a contemporary illustrator has a fresh look at the Seder’s four sons

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