Celebrate Passover

The Passover Meal (colour litho), Hungarian School, (20th Century) / Private Collection
The Passover Meal (colour litho), Hungarian School, (20th Century) / Private Collection

 

 

This April sees the Jewish festival of Passover, or Pesach. From Matzah to The Haggadah, Passover is a festival full of religious celebration and family tradition, commemorating the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Ancient Egypt.

Starting on the 15th day of the Hebrew month Nissan, this year Passover falls on April 14 and will continue for eight days.

Click here to see a selection of images from our archive that evoke the spirit of Passover.

 

Feeling festive?

Why not take a look at Bridgeman Contemporary Artist Dora Holzhandler’s beautiful paintings of Jewish family life, available for licensing on our website.

 

Find out more

Contact us for licensing inquiries and copyright clearance.

The Israel Museum - Covering Jewish art and culture from prehistory to contemporary art and photography, see our images for licensing from the museum's collections.

Rites, Ritual & Ceremony - Discovering how we worship, from individual prayer to ritual practices and ceremonial activities, with images in the Bridgeman archive.

Rabbi Teaching Two Children (detail), Dora Holzhandler (Contemporary Artist) / RONA Gallery, London, UK
Rabbi Teaching Two Children (detail), Dora Holzhandler (Contemporary Artist) / RONA Gallery, London, UK
Passover cups and Haggadah (mixed media), German School, (18th century) / The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel / The Stieglitz Collection
Passover cups and Haggadah (mixed media), German School, (18th century) / The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel / The Stieglitz Collection
Shabbos Candles, 1993 (oil on panel), Max Ferguson / Private Collection
Shabbos Candles, 1993 (oil on panel), Max Ferguson / Private Collection
 
 
Passover Meal, 1997 (oil on canvas), Dora Holzhandler (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection
Passover Meal, 1997 (oil on canvas), Dora Holzhandler (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection

 


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