Passover Haggadah; ISAAC BEN MEIR HA-LEVI DUEREN, Sha‘arei dura [The Gates of Dueren] (table of contents only)
In Hebrew, manuscript on parchment
Northern France or Germany, late 14th-early 15th centuries
This Passover Haggadah of medieval Franco-German origin combines liturgical text with halakhic (Jewish legal) and homiletical commentary in a beautifully arranged geometric pattern. Its excellent condition, as well as its many unique features, make it an important and visually pleasing source for the study of the history of the Ashkenazic Haggadah. The final three pages are the table of contents of Rabbi Isaac ben Meir ha-Levi Dueren’s Sha‘arei dura on the Jewish dietary laws.