Haggadah, 1942

 Haggadah from the “Hebrew Traffic Unit” (“Yael”), of the Jewish Brigade of northern Africa, from the year 1942.

On Passover 1942, the Unit parked in Egypt, at the shore of the Red Sea. The Haggadah makes reference to the symbolism of the location and praises the role of the company soldiers as representatives of the Eretz-Israel settlement in the war against the Germans in northern Africa, in the framework of the Jewish Brigade. The Haggadah also refers to the bravery of the Brigade soldiers in the German siege on Tobruk in Passover 1941. Various literary texts mostly dealing with war were added to the traditional texts of the Haggadah.