Haggadah from Maale Hachamisa, from the year 1948
The Haggadah was made only a few days following the conclusion of harsh battles over the conquering of the Castel during the War of Independence. Soldiers in the Portzim Battalion of the Palmach from Maale Hachamisa took part in the bitter battles. Many of the fallen soldiers were buried during those very days. The deep feelings of loss are evident in the text, which also stresses the importance of devotion to the battle over the establishment of the State.