The people behind A Different Night, the Family Participation Haggadah, are two of the most creative and witty minds in Jewish publishing today. When they team up with Israeli illustrator Michel Kichka, we are treated to a truly different haggadah experience. A Night to Remember is billed as the haggadah of contemporary voices - everyone is here at the seder.
This haggadah has a full traditional text, but that is where tradition ends. The discussions will draw in the cynics, psychics and psalmist alike. There are great stories, activities and skits for the children. The adults will appreciate the reflections and discussions for the intellect, the poems and art for the senses. As an example, the Story of the Exodus is supplemented with the first-hand account by the Israeli pilot, Pini Nahmani's "seder" in a Syrian prison after being shot down over a Damascus suburb; the last Ethiopian seder in 1991, and Golda Meir's memorable hunger strike against the British in 1946. Add to this the hilarious original illustrations and the artwork by Mark Podwal and other contemporary artists, and you'll understand that this is like no other haggadah you have ever experienced.
Warning: This haggadah may be offensive to those who only want a very traditional-style seder. But for the rest of you, purchase a copy early. Sit back and enjoy!
Highlights: Table Talk. Bring this haggadah to the table and turn your Seder into a lively exchange of ideas. Full of triggers for reflection and discussion. A Seder with a Smile. Enjoy the clever illustrations by internationally acclaimed Israeli artist Michel Kichka. Stories for all Ages. The Exodus is retold in art, activities and games that capture the imagination of children, teens and adults and lead them on a spiritual journey. Inclusive Language and Content. Insights come from Jews of all denominations, religious and secular, as well as non-Jews. Wisdom from the Four Sons and the Four Daughters. Social Conscience. From Moses to Martin Luther King. Discover contemporary stories of liberation and social action from Egypt to Los Angeles. User Friendly. Whether you make your Seder short or long, here are numerous suggestions for making it more interesting, interactive and accessible. New English translations and clear explanations make the novice as well as the veteran feel at home.
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