Welcome to the Seder:  A Passover Haggadah for Everyone

Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone

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This Passover welcome lively conversation, welcome personal meaning, welcome a new kind of Seder.

This haggadah is ideal for those who wish to include multicultural, interfaith, and unafilliated familes and their friends of all backgrounds in a joyous and inclusive celebration of Passover.

Welcome to the Seder includes core Passover texts, as well as poems, readings, and stories that acknowledge, value, and embrace the wide range of backgrounds of seder participants today as it inspires us with the universal message of freedom.

CONTENT

  • All the essentials for a 45-60 minute, PLUS:
  • Thought-provoking quotes
  • Stories and poems
  • Diverse perspectives
  • A look at other traditions
  • Photos and eye-catching collage illustration

A FEW DETAILS

  • An overall aesthetic of acceptance of others
  • Gender-neutral language throughout
  • Includes list of items for the seder and seder plate, with suggestions for unususal additions to acknowledge the benefits of including underrepresented groups, and interfaith families
  • Blessings, The Four Questions, the list of plagues presented in Hebrew, translation, and transliteration to invite full participation regardless of level or Hebrew proficiency
  • A Blessing over Miriram's Cup
  • The Serenity Prayer provided as an option in English and in Hebrew transliteration
  • Description of water rituals from other cultures, including ritual washing in Islam
  • Recipes provided for two kinds of non-Ashkenazi charoset and also directions for making your own matzah

SONGS INCLUDED

  • Dayeinu: Three provided in transliteration; full lyrics in translation along with discussion prompts
  • Adir Hu: God is Mighty -- full lyrics in transliteration and translation
  • Orah Hi: She is Light -- feminist version of Adir Hu, provided in transliteration and translation.
  • Echa Mi Yodea: Who Knows One: -- full lyrics in transliteration and translation

 

Written by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, Illustrated by Rinat Gilboa

Paperback, 64 pages

 

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