This haggadah explores themes of nature and the land within the Passover seder, to help participants develop an ecological understanding of and connection with Jewish tradition.
Passover marks the Jewish peoples' liberation from slavery in Egypt and the coming of spring. Yet it is also a story about land and the natural world. All our biblical holidays - Passover included - originally commemorated the agrarian and pastoral soil out of which Judaism grew.
Today, we are deeply aware that our well-being and our freedom ultimately depend on the earth's well-being. If the earth and its systems are compromised, our ability to be free is compromised; life is compromised. This haggadah keeps the earth in the forefront of our minds. It seeks to reveal the seder's ecological dimensions and awaken its environmental meaning.