With just the right blend of text and commentary, the popular A Family Haggadah, with new full-color art, is the haggadah of choice for families with young children to use at their Passover seders. Hebrew prayers and songs include English translations and transliterations.
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-02-12
A Passover Haggadah, enhanced with more than fifty original drawings, Elie Wiesel and his friend Mark Podwal invite you to join them for the Passover Seder—the most festive event of the Jewish calendar. Read each year at the Seder table, the Haggadah recounts the miraculous tale of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, with a celebration of prayer, ritual, and song. Wiesel and Podwal guide you through the Haggadah and share their understanding and faith in a special illustrated edition that will be treasured for years to come. Accompanying the traditional Haggadah text (which appears here in an accessible new translation) are Elie Wiesel's poetic interpretations, reminiscences, and instructive retellings of ancient legends. The Nobel laureate interweaves past and present as the symbolism of the Seder is explored. Wiesel's commentaries may be read aloud in their entirety or selected passages may be read each year to illuminate the timeless message of this beloved book of redemption.
Sammy leads young children through the steps of the Passover seder, telling the story of the Exodus, asking and answering the Four Questions, and sampling the traditional foods. Includes creative readings and songs, As well as colorful paper collage art by Katherine Janus Kahn.
View our feature on Geraldine Books’s People of the Book. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author. From the Hardcover edition.
The Passover story is enlivened in this creative rendition of the Ten Plagues. Everyone can take part as Moses implores Pharoah to "Let My People Go!" This light-hearted rhyming tale can be read alone or with a cast of characters as a "Reader's The
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Read each year around the seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer, song, and ritual the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. Now, Jonathan Safran Foer has orchestrated a new way of experiencing and understanding one of our oldest, most timeless, and sacred stories, with a new translation of the traditional text by Nathan Englander and provocative commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers Jeffrey Goldberg, Lemony Snicket, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Nathaniel Deutsch. Ravishingly designed and illustrated by the acclaimed Israeli artist and calligrapher Oded Ezer, New American Haggadah is an utterly unique and absorbing prayer book, the first of its kind, that brings together some of the preeminent voices of our time.
Author: Vida Boorstein
Release Date: 2014-03-07
This book is a family Haggadah and for use at a Passover Seder. Haggadah translates to mean, "telling." The Haggadah tells the story of the Jewish people's exodus from Egypt. The Haggadah also instructs the reader on the rules and rituals of Passover and the Passover Seder. The title, "From Generation to Generation: A Family Haggadah", was created as a compliment to the biblical directive "and you shall explain to your children on that day, 'it is what God did for me when I went free from Egypt.'" (Ex. 12:8). The picture on the cover depicts several generations sitting together at a Passover Seder as their ancestors watch over them. It is distinctive in many ways. It is full of original colorful cartoon-like illustrations that are captivating to both children and adults. Furthermore, it is unique as it becomes interactive for children by asking them to go on a "hunt" to find hidden matzahs throughout the book. However, the most distinctive and exceptional element of this Haggadah is that it has two variations. It can be used for an adult-centered Seder with the Exodus story closely following the biblical account or, alternately, it can be used for a child-centered Seder. The reader is given a clear map as to how to proceed with either type Seder. This Haggadah follows the specific order of a traditional Seder. In addition to the traditional parts of a Haggadah, there are ideas for new ways of celebrating the Passover holiday, a Seder checklist, a description of preparing the house for Passover, and even a charoset recipe. Finally, this Haggadah makes the Seder both fun and educational. All Hebrew prayers and songs are in Hebrew, English and are transliterated. Favorite songs, including Da'yanu, Ayleeyahu Hanavee, Adeer Hu, Echad Mee Yoday'a and Chad Gadya are also included.