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The Wolloch Haggadah: A Unique Celebration of History and Memory is at Hillel through August 8

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Slavery, violence, and burning books make powerful images and for illustrator David Wander and calligrapher Yonah Weinreb, these acts are part of a journey toward redemption.

The exhibition The Wolloch Haggadah: A Unique Celebration of History and Memory, at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery through August 8, consists of lithographs from an edition of the Haggadah, the Jewish book that tells the story of biblical events during the Exodus from Egypt, commissioned by Zygfryd B. and Helene Wolloch in memory of their parents. The lithographs show themes from the Haggadah juxtaposed with aspects of the Holocaust.

The gallery is displaying 36 of the lithographs, chosen from more than 55 drawings — none of which contain human figures, signifying the absence of those who perished during the Holocaust.

The Wolloch Haggadah: A Unique Celebration of History and Memory, is at the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House Rubin-Frankel Gallery, 213 Bay State Rd., second floor, through August 8, 2008. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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