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The Promise of the Land: A Passover Haggadah

Illustrator:
Galia Goodman
Explore themes of nature and the land within the Passover seder.
In stock
SKU:
1979
ISBN:
9780874419795
Product Type:
Printed Material
Grade Level:
ALL
$9.95
Explore themes of nature and the land within the Passover seder.

From the unassuming matzah that reveals the simplicity of earth, wheat, and water, to the first fruits of the soil that the Israelites offered in gratitude, the earth has always been at the center of who we are as a people.

Passover marks the Jewish people's 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 of of which Judaism grew.

This haggadah keeps the earth at the forefront of our minds. In addition to all the traditional blessings and rituals, it includes sidebars and other features that uncover the connections between the seder and the land.

For instance, karpas symbolizes the vibrant, verant energy of spring, and reminds us that, like plants, we are born of the earth. Dayeinu is seen as a commentary on appreciating what we have and avoiding waste and overconsumption.

Stunning artwork enhances the moods and themes of the seder in warm tones that are at once vibrant and earthy.

About the Author
Rabbi Ellen Bernstein is the founder of Shomrei Adamah, the first national Jewish environmental organization. She is also the author of Ecology and the Jewish Spirit and The Splendor of Creation, and coauthor of Let the Earth Teach You Torah. She lives in Massachusetts.

About the Artist
Galia Goodman has created artwork for synagogues, churches, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Her artwork includes papercuts, calligraphy, acrylic, and watercolor painting, collage, and recycled materials. She lives in North Carolina.

Seder in Motion: A Haggadah to Move Body and Soul

by Rabbi Ron Isaacs and Dr. Leora Isaacs

Perfect for:

  • Multigenerational and model seders
  • Those looking for an "active" seder
  • Guests eager to try new things
  • Those who want to go a little beyond the text

Description:

  • 48 color pages, paperback
  • 45-60 minute seder
  • English text with blessings in Hebrew and transliteration
  • Covers all key seder elements
  • Sidebar instructions for adding mindfulness moments, incorporating motion, and increasing a sense of inclusion
  • Full text of several popular seder songs

Special Features:

  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Creative, active ideas for engaging all participants
  • Line art to demonstrate motions
  • Tips and techniques for engaging those who may be attending remotely

The Essential Seder: A Contemporary Haggadah

by Deborah Gross-Zuchman

Perfect for:

  • People hosting a seder for the first time
  • Families with children of all ages
  • Guests from a variety of backgrounds
  • First-time seder participants

Description:

  • 40 color pages, paperback
  • 30-45 minute seder
  • English text with blessings in Hebrew and transliteration
  • Covers all the basics

Special Features:

  • Seder checklist
  • Discussion questions
  • Clear directions for leaders and participants
  • Concise descriptions of the Passover story
  • Vibrant collage art
  • A sensitive portrayal of the Four Children

The Promise of the Land: A Passover Haggadah

by Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, illustrated by Galia Goodman

Perfect for:

  • Seders with ecological focus
  • Teens, young adults, adults
  • Intergenerational seders

Description:

  • 96 color pages in a paperback edition
  • 60-90 minute seder
  • English text with blessings in Hebrew and transliteration

Special Features:

  • Themes of nature and the land throughout the text
  • Discussion questions
  • Beautiful nature-themed artwork
  • Reflective passages from rabbis, academics, environmental advocates, and more

Welcome to the Seder

by Rabbi Kerry Olitzky

Perfect for:

  • An inclusive, welcoming seder
  • Guests from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Guests who have never attended a seder before

Description:

  • 64 color pages in a paperback edition
  • 60-minute seder
  • English text with blessings in Hebrew and transliteration

Special features:

  • Seder checklist
  • Explanations of unusual additions to the seder plate
  • Clear directions for leaders and participants
  • Vibrant, inspirational, and mindful artwork
  • Multicultural connections throughout the text
  • A sensitive portrayal of The Four Children
  • Questions for discussion
  • Reflective passages by a variety of different contributors

The Family (and Frog!) Haggadah

by Karen Rostoker-Gruber and Rabbi Ron Isaacs

Perfect for:

  • Families with young children
  • Multigenerational families
  • People hosting a seder for the first time

Description:

  • 64 color pages in a paperback edition
  • 30-45 minute seder
  • English text with blessings in Hebrew and transliteration

Special Features:

  • A traditional seder, with a new injection of fun to keep children engaged
  • Large format for easy reading
  • Beautiful Passover artwork
  • Gender-sensitive language
  • Lively retelling of the Passover story
  • Oh, and Frog.
by Dena Neusner

Perfect for:
  • Families with children of all ages
  • Intergenerational seders
  • Those new to hosting Passover
Description:
  • 48 color pages
  • 30-60 minute seder
Special Features:
  • Quick and easy to follow
  • Planning guide included
  • Links to additional resources and recipes online
  • Seder transliterated Hebrew encourages participation
  • Hebrew provided for all blessings
by Rebecca Redner

Perfect for:
  • Families with children of varying abilities and disabilities
  • Families with children of all ages

Description:

  • More than 70 vibrant photographs of children of all abilities and disabilities participating in seder
  • Presents over 150 picture communication symbols developed by Mayer-Johnson™
  • 30-minute seder

Special Features:

  • Easy to hold
  • Respectful to all participants
  • Mayer-Johnson™ is the leading creator of symbol-adapted special education materials to assist individuals in overcoming their speech, language, and learning challenges
by Elie Gindi

Perfect for:
  • Families with young children
  • Congregational seders
Description:
  • 40 color pages
  • 30-45 minute seder
Special Features:
  • Large format, open layout
  • Quick and easy to follow
  • Plagues illustrated in a light-hearted, child-friendly way
  • Includes The Frog Song and Bang, Bang, Bang
  • Transliteration of all blessings and songs encourages participation
  • Some Hebrew provided
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A Family Haggadah
by Rabbi Dr. John Levy and Naomi Tippett

Perfect for:
  • Families with elementary school children
  • Model seders
  • Congregational seders
Description:
  • 64 color pages
  • Flexible time commitment --Vary the length of your seder from 30 minutes to 2 hours
Special Features:
  • Illustrated with beautiful collages and flowers created by schoolchildren
  • Annotations explain the rituals to foster understanding
  • Optional discussion questions
  • Hebrew provided throughout
  • Blessings transliterated
  • Ten pages of songs, with Hebrew, English, and transliteration
  • Companion website lets you hear the songs
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by Mordecai Kaplan, Eugene Kohn, and Ira Eisenstein

Perfect for:
  • Teens, young adults, adults
  • Youth group, college group seders
  • Interfaith seders
  • Those who prefer a gender-neutral haggadah that includes some modern rituals
Description:
  • 112 black and white pages
  • 90-minute seder

Special Features:

  • Revised and updated version of reconstructionist classic The New Haggadah
  • Broad themes of slavery and freedom in modern as well as biblical times
  • Unique American view of the Passover liberation theme
  • Vignettes of Jews during the Civil War, the Civil Rights movement, and Operation Exodus
  • 20 pages of songs, including Who Knows One
  • Hebrew throughout
  • Some blessings and songs transliterated

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by Chaim Stern

Perfect for:
  • Adults
  • Those who prefer a traditional seder
Description:
  • 128 black and white pages
  • 90+ minute seder
Special Features:
  • Traditional seder
  • Over 130 commentaries, quotes, and anecdotes--with their sources--to foster discussion
  • Clearly marked sections help you shorten the service
  • Music for 16 blessings and songs allow musical accompaniment
  • Hebrew throughout, often matched line-by-line with English translation
  • Songs and selected blessings transliterated
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