The second book (Seder Moed) of the Mishna contains two tractates bearing upon the subject of fasting.
Seder night is one of the highlights of the JGLG religious calendar.
Further, the Megillath Ta'anith (" roll of fasts "), an old source with a collection of miscellaneous legends, &c.; Megillath Antiokhos, on the martyrdom under Hadrian; Seder`Olam Rabbah, on biblical history from Adam to the rebellion of Bar Kokba (Barcocheba); the " Book of Jashar "; the Chronicle of Jerahmeel," &c. Liturgical Midrash is illustrated by the Haggada shel Pesah, part of the ritual recited at the domestic service of the first two Passover evenings.
Seder meals during Passover were always memorable family occasions marked by tradition and special food.
He also published in collaboration with his son Hartwig, Opuscules et traites d'Abou- ` l-Walid (with translation,1880); Deux Versions hebraiques du livre de .Kalildh et Dimnah (1881), and a Latin translation of the same story under the title Joannis de Capua directorium vitae humanae (1889); Commentaire de Maimonide sur la Mischnah Seder Tohorot (Berlin,1886-1891); and a second edition of S.