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I heard a few different opinions of who authored הא לחמא עניא. Does anyone have any REAL historic proof of the author?

Hasidim say its the Ari Zal, while Sfardim says its not

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Here is a Haggada from 1350 with the text. Clearly the Ari didn't write it (not that I think anyone actually claims that)... – Double AA Apr 13 '14 at 3:05
See Wikipdia in Hebrew that it seems to date to the Geonim. No proof of it being there before - and the Seder Rav Amrom Gaon has it [already]. URL: (you may have to copy it) he.wikipedia.org/wikiהא_לחמא_עניא – Danny Schoemann Apr 13 '14 at 7:52
Correct URL for @DannySchoemann's comment: he.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – msh210 Apr 13 '14 at 8:37
HAtam Sofer attributes it to someone who lived right after the temple's destruction, citing the uncharacteristic aramaic, and the strange offering for anyone to come and eat, when Jewish Law commands that one only eat of the Pascal Offering to which he committed. Nothing historical there, but interesting, so I thought I'd mention. – Baby Seal Apr 14 '14 at 0:59
Baby seal - GREAT comment :) – AvnerMil Apr 14 '14 at 12:54

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